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From Coup d’état to ‘Disciplined Democracy’: The Burmese Regime’s Claims to Legitimacy

Executive Summary

Burma (Myanmar) has experienced continuous military rule for almost half a century. During this time, the armed forces (Tatmadaw) have developed a series of claims aimed to legitimize their continued ruling of the country. Political legitimacy in Burma can be examined historically, through different periods of rule, or by themes and the transitions from one source of legitimacy to another. This paper will blend the historical and thematic as it concentrates on the sources of legitimacy relied upon by the Tatmadaw since it first came to power. In addition, the paper will discuss the foreign perceptions of legitimacy and influences that the international community have had on the regime’s search for legitimacy in recent years[…]

August 6, 2010  •  By Griffith Asia Institute,Stephen McCarthy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤