Burma: Military Rule and the Politics of Stagnation

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Burma: Military Rule and the Politics of Stagnation

By Josef Silverstein
Cornell University Press, 1977
224 pp.
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Although this volume helps fill the enormous gap in analysis of contemporary Burma, it lacks depth. The author avers that those who see the military as modernizers will find that a study of Burma brings that proposition into serious question. But he does not go very far in helping to explain why the Burmese regime of "socialist-soldiers" has been so ineffective.