|Cheesman, Nick, Monique Skidmore and Trevor Wilson. Myanmar's Transition: Openings, Obstacles and Opportunities. Institute of southeast Asian Studies (2013). [Google Books]|
|About: "With the world watching closely, Myanmar began a process of political, administrative and institutional transition from 30 January 2011. After convening the parliament, elected in November 2010, the former military regime transferred power to a new government headed by former Prime Minister (and retired general), U Thein Sein." [Amazon]|
Purpose: To examine the process towards democracy.
Content: "This paper broadly deals with the 2010 election process and its immediate implications for the country so far. For understanding Myanmar's politics in a broader international context, a brief attempt has also been made to analyse the neighbours’ responses towards Myanmar’s recent developments. The paper draws attention towards the post-2010 election trends in Myanmar and the future possibilities." [Publisher]
Purpose: Analysis of the implications of the November 2010 elections.
Content: "The November 2010 elections in Myanmar were not free and fair and the country has not escaped authoritarian rule. The regime’s own Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won a landslide victory leaving the military elite still in control. Together with the quarter of legislative seats reserved for soldiers, this means there will be little political space for opposition members in parliament. The new government reflects the continued dominance of the old order with the president and one of the two vice presidents drawn from its ranks and a number of cabinet ministers recycled." [Author]