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Date of publication: October 2007
Description/subject: ÃƒÂƒÃ¯Â¿Â½hnlich der Entwicklung der politischen Verhältnisse lassen sich auch in der wirtschaftlichen Ordnung bemerkenswerte Parallelen zwischen der vor- und der postkolonialen �ra in Burma beobachten. Am auffälligsten ist dabei die Tradition einer dirigistischen Wirtschaftspolitik. Soziale Verhältnisse; History of Economy; Social conditions
Author/creator: René Hingst
Language: German, Deutsch
Source/publisher: Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung
Format/size: Html (28k)
Alternate URLs: https://www.boell.de/de/navigation/asien-5385.html
Date of entry/update: 19 October 2007

Title: The Control of Political Economy - a review of "State Dominance in Myanmar"
Date of publication: April 2007
Description/subject: State Dominance in Myanmar, by Tin Maung Maung Than. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, P472... Burma’s economic development reflects the history of failed dictatorships... "The Political Economy of Industrialization,’ the subtitle of Dr Tin Maung Maung Than’s recently released State Dominance in Myanmar, may be perplexing to those who perceive industrialization as modernization, impersonal bureaucratization and the welfare state formation of the West over the past two centuries. Is there such a thing as industrialization in Burma? Tin Maung Maung Than’s answer is an unequivocal “Yes.” He defines industry, following the late American economist Simon Kuznets, as “encompassing manufacturing and processing of agricultural, forest, marine and mineral products as well as electricity production.” The first few chapters will convince the reader that the tradition of planned economy in Burma is deeply rooted in “the negative experience of laissez-faire economy” for the locals under colonial rule. It had also emerged from the leftist ideas and “lingering notions” of the nationalist leaders, led by Gen Aung San..."
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No. 4
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 May 2008