Development in a fragile pariah state: Myanmar 1990-2010

Ware, Anthony 2014, Development in a fragile pariah state: Myanmar 1990-2010. In Ware, Anthony (ed), Development in difficult sociopolitical contexts: fragile, failed and pariah states, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, England, pp.248-273, doi: 10.1057/9781137347633.0020.

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Title Development in a fragile pariah state: Myanmar 1990-2010
Author(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Title of book Development in difficult sociopolitical contexts: fragile, failed and pariah states
Editor(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Publication date 2014
Series Rethinking international development series
Chapter number 12
Total chapters 14
Start page 248
End page 273
Total pages 26
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, England
Keyword(s) Myanmar
development principles
fragile state
pariah state
Summary Myanmar was not only a ‘fragile state’ by most definitions during the 1990s and 2000s, but was concurrently isolated as an international ‘pariah’. The complexity of this paradoxical combination of poverty, fragility, pro-economic growth polity and international isolation created an enigmatic context for international agencies, and one in which existing frameworks for development in ‘fragile states’ do not appear overly relevant. Nonetheless, Myanmar experienced a surprising level of development activity, with equally surprising signs of effectiveness. This paper explores this activity, identifying actors, roles, approaches, and modalities of interaction with structures and authorities found to be most effective. The paper is divided into four sections, offering an overview of the historical context, summarising field observations, considering the effectiveness of interventions, and discussing these observations in the light of fragile state policy.
ISBN 9781137347626
Edition 1st
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/9781137347633.0020
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
160603 Comparative Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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