Myanmar’s Spring Revolution is now in its third year since the February 2021 military coup. Despite facing brutal repression including arson attacks and aerial bombardment by Myanmar’s state security personnel, ordinary people across the country are continuing to resist the return to dictatorship.
In this post on ISS blog, BlISS, Dr Gerard McCarthy seeks answers to the question: 'What explains the extraordinary resilience of their civil disobedience and armed resistance efforts?'
He does so by drawing on research exploring the origins of Myanmar’s vibrant non-state welfare sector and by examining the political economy of provincial economic liberalisation after the collapse of the Burma Socialist Programme Party in 1988.
Read the full post: 'Myanmar’s Resilient Revolution: How non-state welfare is sustaining democratic struggle', 20 April 2023.
- Assistant professor
- More information
What is BlISS?
Bliss is the blog of the International Institute of Social Studies on global development and social justice. It aims to provide a space where research ideas and findings are brought to the development community in a timely way. With the blog, ISS will address different audiences in policy, practice and the public at large.
Want to receive updates on new posts? Sign up to Bliss today!
- Related content