Grant-in-Aid Funding(B)

Study on Myanmar’s “Opening Up” Process and Obstacles to Democratization

Principal Investigator: CHACHAVALPONGPUN, Pavin
Period: FY2013-15

This project will examine the opening up process in Myanmar, in all the political, economic and social spheres to determine whether Myanmar is democratizing or is it moving towards a new form of authoritarianism, perhaps one more consonant with other contemporary authoritarian regimes in Asia. It aims primarily to explore obstacles to Myanmar’s democratization and to investigate the impact of the opening up process on the region.