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Contested institutions & political power in contemporary Myanmar
February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Free entry for all
The event will be held in English.
This briefing session on current issues in the politics of Myanmar will present policy-relevant findings based on social scientific research that is being conducted within the framework of CRISEA, and primarily within Work Package 4 ‘The State: Contesting the Liberal State.’ The session will be chaired by Professor Tomas Larsson (University of Cambridge), and include the following presentations:
Soe Myint Aung (University of Oslo): “Democratic Transition or Autocratic Reforms? The Character and Outcome of the Democratic Opening in Burma/Myanmar”
Professor Marco Bünte (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): “Myanmar’s National Human Right Commission: Obstacles and Achievements”
Dr Kyawt Kyawt Khine (University of Mandalay): “Myanmar and ASEAN: A Beneficial Interactive Relationship”
Professor Kristian Stokke (University of Oslo): “Electoral Performance and Party-building Processes among Ethnic Parties in Myanmar’s Kachin and Shan states”