Security and Sustainable Development in Myanmar

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Overview

Helen James considers security in Myanmar/Burma. She uses the ideas put forward in the United Nations Development Programme's 1994 report, of human, as opposed to state and security, going on to argue that freedom from want, and freedom from fear (of the regime) are in fact mutually supportive ideas, and that the security of the people and the security of the state are in fact in a symbiotic relationship with each other.

Presenting new and significant information of the security concept of Myanmar/Burma, James’ original work considers economic development, health, education, environmental issues, the drugs trade, human rights, minority peoples and political, social and economic reforms, arguing that improved governance, the development of civil society and economic development would both strengthen the state and ensure the security and well-being of its citizens.

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Table of Contents


List of plates     viii
Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
List of abbreviations     xv
Map of Myanmar     xvii
Prologue     1
Introduction: holistic and human security - concepts and contexts     8
The security discourse in Myanmar: regime, state and people     35
The seven horsemen of the apocalypse: strategies for effective poverty alleviation amongst the peoples of the poppy cultures     58
Myanmar's external relations in regional context: security enhancement     103
Myanmar and the West: sanctions, engagement and security     125
Civil society and the political ecology of sustainable development: empowerment, opportunity and participation     141
Conclusion: towards a more civil society?     165
Notes     177
Bibliography     207
Index     221
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