Transition to Democracy or Hybrid Regime? The Dynamics and Outcomes of Democratization in Myanmar

  title={Transition to Democracy or Hybrid Regime? The Dynamics and Outcomes of Democratization in Myanmar},
  author={Kristian Stokke and Soe Myint Aung},
  journal={The European Journal of Development Research},
This article analyzes Myanmar’s transition from authoritarianism and asks if it represents a transition towards democracy or a hybrid form of rule. Starting from theoretical debates about modes of transition, the article examines competing discourses on Myanmar’s opening and argues that it resembles an imposed more than a negotiated transition. Next, the article analyzes the links between this mode of transition and its outcomes, and finds that contemporary Myanmar is characterized by a… 
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