Myanmar's resilient revolution: How non-state welfare is sustaining democratic struggle

Post by Dr Gerard McCarthy on ISS blog BlISS
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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.

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