Burma or Myanmar? [electronic resource] :the struggle for national identity / editor, Lowell Dittmer.
Contributor(s): Dittmer, Lowell.Material type: BookPublisher: Singapore ; London : World Scientific, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 380 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789814313650 (electronic bk.); 9814313653 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): National characteristics, Burmese | Burma -- Politics and government | Burma -- Foreign relations | Burma -- Foreign relations -- 1948- | Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988- | History | Political Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | International relations | National characteristics, Burmese | Political science | BurmaGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 320.9591 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Burma vs. Myanmar, what's in a name? / Lowell Dittmer -- Voting and violence in Myanmar / Ian Holliday -- Ethnic conflict in Burma / Tom Kramer -- Relieving Burma's humanitarian crisis / Christina Fink -- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese dissindent democrat / Kyaw Yin Hlaing -- Looking inside the Burmese military / Win Min -- Naypyidaw vs. Yangon, the reasons behind the junta's decision to move the Burmese capital / Daniel Gom�a -- Burma's property of riches, natural gas and the voracious state / Sean Turnell -- Myanmar/Burma, international trade and domestic power under an "isolationist" indentity / Jalal Alamgir -- China-Burma relations / Min Zin -- India's unquenched ambitions in Burma / Renaud Egreteau -- Burma and ASEAN / Stephen McCarthy.
Description based on print version record.
Burma, also known as Myanmar, strategically located between China and India, is one of the largest and most richly endowed states in Southeast Asia. Yet it remains both economically and politically underdeveloped. Why is this so? We argue that much of the reason has to do with an ongoing struggle for national identity. This struggle involves not only whether the state should be authoritarian or democratic, but how Burma's myriad ethnic minorities should be accommodated within it, what external reference national reference groups the country should identify and align with, and how it should mov