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  • Burma or Myanmar? The Struggle for National Identityby Lowell Dittmer

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 29.00 US$ 26.39

    Burma, also known as Myanmar, strategically located between China and India, is one of the largest and most richly endowed states in Southeast Asia. Yet it remains both economically and politically underdeveloped. Why is this so? We argue that much of the reason has to do with an ongoing struggle for national identity. This struggle involves not only... more...

  • Politik als Systemby Edwin Czerwick

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 34.84

    Mit dem Buch Politik als System soll sowohl der etwas in Vergessenheit geratene Beitrag der politischen Systemtheorien zur Erklärung von Politik als auch das integrative Potential der politischen Systemtheorien ins Bewusstsein gerückt werden. Es werden die zentralen Voraussetzungen des systemtheoretischen Denkens untersucht und die Variablen beschrieben,... more...

  • Militär und zivile Politikby Aurel Croissant; David Kühn

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 42.24

    In Europa und Nordamerika gilt es heute als selbstverständlich, dass das Militär der Kontrolle durch die zivile Politik unterliegt. In anderen Regionen der Welt ist das jedoch nicht unbedingt der Fall. Warum gelingt es manchen Staaten, die Kontrolle über die Streitkräfte zu institutionalisieren, und manchen nicht? Welche Rolle spielt das Militär in... more...

  • Social Dynamics in the Highlands of Southeast Asiaby Francois Robinne; Mandy Sadan

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Drawing on long term fieldwork and research in communities from Assam through to Laos, this book offers a different level of reappraisal of the work of Edmund Leach and offers a significant contribution to the development of a new regional anthropology of Southeast Asia. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)by Donald M. Seekins

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 129.99

    Burma (Myanmar) is a country in crisis, and a political resolution to its problems of national unity seems unlikely to occur in the near future. The purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) is to explain in depth the country's political crisis, while also providing detailed historical background. While paying much attention to the personalities... more...

  • CultureShock! Myanmarby Saw Myat Yin

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    CultureShock! Myanmar is an illuminating guide to the culture and customs of Myanmar, offering readers a peek into this often-forgotten Asian country. Even though Myanmar has relaxed its restrictions on foreign visitors, the country is still relatively isolated compared to the rapidly globalising world. Find out how the Myanmar people cope with the... more...

  • In the Name of Pauk-Phawby Maung Aung Myoe

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 59.90

    Since its independence in January 1948, Myanmar has tried to find a way to deal with (at one time) ideologically hostile and traditionally chauvinistic China which has pursued a foreign policy aimed at restoring its perceived influence in Myanmar. To counter China’s attempts to influence Myanmar's foreign policy options has always been a challenge... more...

  • Burma - Abenteuer in Buddhas Paradiesby Emanuel Ammon; Gabriel Ammon; Sandra M. Ziegler; Aura Fotobuchverlag

    AurA Fotobuchverlag 2012; US$ 11.99

    Bilder aus dem Ballonkorb: Fantastische Fotografien von Emanuel Ammon geben eine faszinierende Sicht auf Burma, Buddhas Paradies. Eine Reise für alle Sinne, die verzaubert und die Herzen öffnet. Der neue Bildband des Luzerner Fotografen Emanuel Ammon entführt in die faszinierende Welt von Burma - aus der ungewohnten Perspektive des Ballonskorbs. Die... more...

  • A History of Myanmar since Ancient Timesby Michael Aung-Thwin; Maitrii Aung-Thwin

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

    In A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times , Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin take us from the sacred stupas of the plains of Pagan to grand, colonial-era British mansions, revealing the storied past and rich culture of this country. The book traces the traditions and transformations of Myanmar?s communities over nearly three millennia,... more...

  • Debating Democratization in Myanmarby Nick Cheesman; Nicholas Farrelly; Trevor Wilson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 51.87

    s Myanmar (Burma) democratizing, or is it moving towards a new form of authoritarianism, perhaps one more consonant with other contemporary authoritarian regimes in Asia?Coming at a critical time, and one of growing interest in this Southeast Asian country among researchers and policy-makers, Debating Democratization in Myanmar addresses this complex... more...