The Political Economy of Myanmar’s Transition

  title={The Political Economy of Myanmar’s Transition},
  author={Lee Jones},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={144 - 170}
  • L. Jones
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
Since holding elections in 2010, Myanmar has transitioned from a direct military dictatorship to a formally democratic system and has embarked on a period of rapid economic reform. After two decades of military rule, the pace of change has startled almost everyone and led to a great deal of cautious optimism. To make sense of the transition and assess the case for optimism, this article explores the political economy of Myanmar’s dual transition from state socialism to capitalism and from… 

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