Myanmar Musings: 2020 Elections: Discourses, Development, Democracy

In the lead up to the elections this November, we cannot hope to understand the beliefs and actions of civilian political elites in Myanmar without grasping the underlying meanings that they attach to the word democracy - according to our guest Dr Tamas Wells, Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Tamas wrote his PhD thesis on the diverging narratives of democracy within Myanmar, and those held by international actors, in the lead up to the 2015 national elections. He talks with us about the discourses of development and democracy among Burmese and international actors.

Access the episode on the Myanmar Musings website.


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