Myanmar Faces Crossroads as Military Tightens Hold on Civilian Government

A spokesperson from Myanmar's presidential office rejected a UN fact-finding report issued on Monday.

The Hate Speech Threat to the 2020 Election

Online hate speech and fake news in the run-up to the next general election will make 2020 a dangerous year for Myanmar.

Two Journalists are Free. But Democracy in Myanmar is Deteriorating

On Tuesday, two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, finally emerged from prison after 511 days behind bars.

Myanmar’s Electoral System: Reviewing the 2010 and 2012 Elections and Looking Ahead to the 2015 General Elections

Hunter Marston, ‘Myanmar’s Electoral System: Reviewing the 2010 and 2012 Elections and Looking Ahead to the 2015 General Elections’, Asian Journal of Political Science, 21(3) 2013: 268-84.

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.


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