How Burma Could Democratize

Issue Date October 2001
Volume 12
Issue 4
Page Numbers 95-108
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How can Burma peacefully move away from military rule and toward a stable democratic system based on sound electoral and federal arrangements?

About the Authors

Andrew Reynolds

Andrew Reynolds is the author of The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World (2018).

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Alfred Stepan

Alfred Stepan is the founding director of Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR), and author (with Juan J. Linz) of Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe.

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Zaw Oo

Zaw Oo, a native of Burma who was active in the democratic student movement there, is research director of the Washington, D.C.–based Burma Fund and a Ph.D. candidate at American University. 

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Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine is head of the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and International Relations at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

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