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Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnicity

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Burma remains a land in deep crisis. The popular uprising of 1988 swept away 26 years of military rule under General Ne Win in name only. The National League for Democracy of Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the 1990 election. But, as this book relates, the military remained in control and the future of Burma looks more problematic than ever. With unparalleled c
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Paperback, Revised and Updated Edition, 521 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Zed Books (first published 1991)
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Carlos
Aug 17, 2011 Carlos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most probably, the best book about an extremely complex issue. This encyclopedic book, fruit of decades of research in and outside Burmna and hundreds of interviews with the key persons involved, is essential reading for anyone who wants to make sense of the Burma multilayered conundrum. Written more than 10 years ago, the last chapter shows how little has changed in the country since it was published.
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Jul 07, 2008 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Profoundly detailed and brilliantly researched -- necessary reading for any serious Burma-watcher. But tough going for the casual reader.
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