Burma: insurgency and the politics of ethnicity

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Zed Books, 1991 - History - 492 pages
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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 command of largely inaccessible Burmese sources and interviews with many of the leading participants, Martin Smith charts the rise of modern political parties and unravels the complexities of the long-running insurgencies waged by opposition groups, including the Communist Party of Burma, the Karen National Union and a host of other ethnic nationalist movements.

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Profoundly detailed and brilliantly researched -- necessary reading for any serious Burma-watcher. But tough going for the casual reader. Read full review

Review: Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnicity

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Really really interesting and informative book but a REALLY slow read Read full review

Contents

A Historic and Ethnic Background
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British Rule and
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18851930
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Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Martin Smith is a leading authority on Burmese politics. He has researched for two decades, reported extensively and made several TV documentaries on Burma.

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