Eye witness to early reform in Myanmar

Department of Political and Social Change fellow, Dr Trevor Wilson releases new book providing the first ‘on the ground’ account of the sweeping change carried out by a reform-minded faction within Myanmar’s long-ruling military.

Anticipating the Struggle Against Everyday Impunity in Myanmar Through Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand

Nick Cheeseman, Bina D'Costa and Tyrell Haberkorn, 'Anticipating the Struggle Against Everyday Impunity in Myanmar Through Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand', Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies

The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Austral

The social contract, preferences for redistribution, and tax morale

Taxation is central to the social contract between citizens and the state. Yet little research has explored the relationship in developing countries between individual attitudes towards the social contract and perceptions of tax fairness and efficacy.

Regional Organisations and Enduring Defective Democratic Members

Mathew Davies, ‘Regional Organisations and Enduring Defective Democratic Members’, Review of International Studies, 44(1) 2018: 174-91.

Is ASEAN a newfound voice for the Rohingya?

Has the democratisation of Myanmar marked a step forward for ASEAN or the Rohingya, asks Mathew Davies.

Duty isn’t enough to boost tax revenue

In the past few weeks, colourful signboards have been erected around Yangon reminding people of their obligation to pay tax.

Ideas for Australia: Sold short – Australia’s aid cuts have foreign policy consequences

Given the government’s framing of Australia’s aid program as an investment, it is fair to evaluate its aid spending decisions on those terms.

Heroines, heroes and villains

In the second article of a two-part series, Andrew Selth takes a look at superheroes and more in Myanmar comics.

How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy

A freer media is critical to the country’s political transition. But it is also time for more responsible journalism.


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