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dc.contributor.authorSelth, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:46:28Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:46:28Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-17T22:31:31Z
dc.identifier.issn10357718en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357710802286742en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26284
dc.description.abstractThe demonstrations in September 2007 were the most significant civil protests seen in Burma since the ill-fated pro-democracy uprising of 1988. The military government's brutal response to the latest unrest prompted an unprecedented level of diplomatic activity and a rare consensus on the need for political change. Since then, however, efforts to resolve the crisis have withered away, underlining the international community's inability over the past 20 years to make a significant impact on the situation in Burma. Neither the principled approach of some countries and organisations, nor the more pragmatic attitude adopted by others, has persuaded the regime to abandon any of its core positions. Indeed, by demonstrating the international community's continuing disagreement over Burma, and the limited policy options available, the lack of concerted action since the protests has probably encouraged the regime's obduracy and increased its confidence that it can survive external pressures. An appreciation of the generals' threat perceptions may help the international community to understand the regime's intransigence, but it is still difficult to see what policies can be effective against a government that puts its own survival before accepted norms of behaviour and the welfare of its people. Real and lasting change will have to come from within Burma itself, but the events of 2007 suggest that this is a distant prospect.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713404203~db=allen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom281en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto297en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of International Affairsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume62en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360105en_US
dc.titleBurma’s ‘saffron revolution’ and the limits of international influenceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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