State Dominance In Myanmar
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State Dominance In Myanmar

by Tin Maung Maung Than

The central focus of the book is the state’s efforts to industrialize Myanmar, first through direct intervention and planning under a socialist economic framework as interpreted by the state leaders (1948-88) and lately (1989 onwards) through state-managed outward orientation. In examining developments during the 1948-88 period, this study situates the Myanmar case within the developmental state paradigm, whereby a critique of the investment-driven -pathway of Myanmar’s political economy under socialist ethos is provided. On the other hand, in examining the post-1988 period, the focus is on drawing attention to continuities regarding the state’s crucial role, despite attempts to introduce market-conforming policies and practices, in economic development in general and industrialization in particular.

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  • Number of Pages : 472
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 650g
  • Product Code : 9789812303509
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

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Tin Maung Maung Than

Tin Maung Maung Than is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.