Burma: Prospects for a Democratic Future / Edition 2

Burma: Prospects for a Democratic Future / Edition 2

by Robert I. Rotberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815775822

ISBN-13: 9780815775829

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

This book examines the origins and consequences of Burma's current policies from military, political, social, and economic perspectives. It analyzes the Asian decision to "constructively engage" Burma, especially in economic affairs, versus the position of the United States and many other Western countries to treat Burma as a pariah. Other chapters focus on the

Overview

This book examines the origins and consequences of Burma's current policies from military, political, social, and economic perspectives. It analyzes the Asian decision to "constructively engage" Burma, especially in economic affairs, versus the position of the United States and many other Western countries to treat Burma as a pariah. Other chapters focus on the drug trade (Burma produces more than 60 percent of the world's heroin), the growing role of China as Burma's military and economic "big brother," political culture and democratic traditions, the unsustainable nature of current economic growth, shortfalls in education and health systems, and Burma's potential for foreign investment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815775829
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

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