Khin Thidar Aye

PhD candidate


BA(Hons) International Relations (Mandalay University), MBA International Trade (Ajou University)

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Khin Thidar Aye

Thidar is a Myanmar diplomat undertaking study at the ANU. She earned her Masters degree in International Trade. She studied the enabling factors for financial development and found the important role played by information and communication technology for the development of the financial sector.

Thidar is interested in more deeply understanding the challenges and emerging issues that are faced by developing countries in view of growing regionalism. She is also interested in learning and analysing different strategies and policies which could foster development by addressing various issues and challenges of developing countries.

In her PhD thesis, Thidar aims to investigate the role of international norms in Myanmar’s transition in two stages. First, she will analyse how international norms have played a role in the political transition, and how domestic actors use the leverage of international norms in political bargaining and thus shape a new politics. Second, her research will look into variegated progress made by three different norms in a new political context: gender balance in politics (gender norm), labour rights to organise (labour norm), and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Thidar submitted her thesis in May 2019.

Thesis topic

Norm Socialisation from Policies to Practice: Practices of Freedom of Association and Responsible Business Conduct in Myanmar during the First Phase of Transition (2011-2016)


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