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The Resource Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg, (electronic resource)

Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg, (electronic resource)

Label
Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know
Title
Burma/Myanmar
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
David I. Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Taking into account the dramatic changes the country has seen in the past two years--including the establishment of a human rights commission, the release of political prisoners, and reforms in health and education--David I. Steinberg offers an updated second edition of Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know. More than ever, the history, culture, and internal politics of this country are crucial to understanding the breaking headlines emerging from it today and placing them in a broader context. Geographically strategic, Burma/Myanmar lies between the growing powers of China and India, and has a thousand-year history as an important realm in the region--yet it is mostly unknown to Westerners. Burma/Myanmar is a place of contradictions: a picturesque land with mountain jungles and monsoon plains, it is one of the world's largest producers of heroin. Though it has extensive natural resources including oil, gas, teak, metals, and minerals, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. And despite a half-century of military-dominated rule, change is beginning to work its way through the beleaguered nation, as it moves to a more pluralistic administrative system reflecting its pluralistic cultural, multi-ethnic base"--Provided by publisher
  • "Taking into account the dramatic changes the country has seen in the past two years--including the establishment of a human rights commission, the release of political prisoners, and reforms in health and education--David I. Steinberg offers an updated second edition of Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know. More than ever, the history, culture, and internal politics of this country are crucial to understanding the breaking headlines emerging from it today and placing them in a broader context. Geographically strategic, Burma/Myanmar lies between the growing powers of China and India, and has a thousand-year history as an important realm in the region--yet it is mostly unknown to Westerners. Burma/Myanmar is a place of contradictions: a picturesque land with mountain jungles and monsoon plains, it is one of the world's largest producers of heroin. Though it has extensive natural resources including oil, gas, teak, metals, and minerals, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. And despite a half-century of military-dominated rule, change is beginning to work its way through the beleaguered nation, as it moves to a more pluralistic administrative system reflecting its pluralistic cultural, multi-ethnic base"--Provided by publisher
  • "Taking into account the dramatic changes the country has seen in the past two years--including the establishment of a human rights commission, the release of political prisoners, and reforms in health and education--David I. Steinberg offers an updated second edition of Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know. More than ever, the history, culture, and internal politics of this country are crucial to understanding the breaking headlines emerging from it today and placing them in a broader context. Geographically strategic, Burma/Myanmar lies between the growing powers of China and India, and has a thousand-year history as an important realm in the region--yet it is mostly unknown to Westerners. Burma/Myanmar is a place of contradictions: a picturesque land with mountain jungles and monsoon plains, it is one of the world's largest producers of heroin. Though it has extensive natural resources including oil, gas, teak, metals, and minerals, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. And despite a half-century of military-dominated rule, change is beginning to work its way through the beleaguered nation, as it moves to a more pluralistic administrative system reflecting its pluralistic cultural, multi-ethnic base"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinberg, David I.
Dewey number
959.1
LC call number
JQ751.A58
LC item number
S84 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public administration
  • Burma
  • Burma
Label
Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001001584
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxxi, 245 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199981687
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012041007
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001001584
Label
Burma/Myanmar : what everyone needs to know, David I. Steinberg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001001584
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxxi, 245 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199981687
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012041007
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001001584

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