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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar

Describes the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of transition in Myanmar. Divides into seven parts, including Fundamentals: the state, the defense services, democracy, ethnicity and identity, Spaces: the capital, urban, rural, and borderlands, Cultures: languages, religion, and arts, Living: political economy, agriculture, banking, and trade, Governance: the executive, legislature, judiciary, education, and health, International: the world, international law, and neighborhood, and Challenges: peace, human rights, gender, and nation-building. Considers major environmental, strategic, and demographic trends of Myanmar. Examines possible futures of Myanmar in economic, political, social and cultural development.