[Reader-list] A Democratic Transition in Myanmar? A Report from the Field: Talk by Alfred Stepan

Praveen Rai praveenrai at csds.in
Wed Apr 16 02:48:34 CDT 2014

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

invites you to a talk

*A Democratic Transition in Myanmar? *

*A Report from the Field*

by *Alfred Stepan*

*Peter deSouza *will Chair

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 6.30

Seminar Hall 1&2, Conference Block,

India International Centre,
                         Tel: 011 23942199

40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi
                       Fax: 011 23943450

Please join us for tea at 6 pm
                                                         email: jaya at csds.in

*Alfred Stepan*, a specialist in civil-military relations and successful
and failed democratic transitions has just returned from his third field
trip to Myanmar.  He talked to ethnic rebel guerrilla leaders, the 'reform
military' government team in charge of concluding the cease-fire and
opening the political dialogue, and some more hard-line military and some
fundamentalist Buddhists. On the basis of his comparable work in countries
such as Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Tunisia, he will
attempt in an informal talk to identify the remaining major obstacles that
must be overcome before a successful transition is probable.

Stepan is the Wallace Sayre Professor of Government at Columbia and
previously the Gladstone Professor of Government at Oxford University and a
Fellow of All Souls College. He received the Karl Deutch Award of the
International Political Science Association in 2012.

His numerous books, which have been translated into over a dozen languages,
include *Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation* with Juan
Linz and *Crafting State Nations: India and Other Multinational Democracies
**with Juan Linz and Yogendra Yadav. *

*Peter deSouza *is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing

Praveen Rai
Academic Secretary
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Road
Delhi - 110054
Phone: 91-11-23942199
Fax: 91-11-23943450

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