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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:14:49Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:14:49Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-28T06:52:13Z
dc.identifier.issn15555623en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1747-1346.2010.00248.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34265
dc.description.abstractBurma has been under direct or indirect military rule for almost half a century. This article blends historical and thematic examinations of the sources of legitimacy relied upon by the Burmese armed forces during this time. These include their role in the battle against ethnic separatist and communist insurgencies, the promotion and defense of Buddhism, the reinvigoration of monarchical traditions, and their claims to economic stewardship and regional integration. Civil unrest on a number of occasions has triggered a reversion to the use of force, followed by the offering of democratic concessions. Yet the generals continue to appeal to nationalism while subverting foreign influences and delegitimizing their opposition. Despite calls for a Burmese form of "disciplined democracy," the country's need for unity, stability, and independence will likely remain core arguments for a strong central government in the future, demanding the continued presence of the military.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom545en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto569en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolitics & Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGovernment and Politics of Asia and the Pacificen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160606en_US
dc.titleLegitimacy Under Military Rule: Burmaen_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.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 The Policy Studies Organization. Published by Wiley-Blackwell. Self-archiving of manuscripts in institutional repositories is not yet supported by The Policy Studies Organization. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the author for more information.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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