Carrots and Sticks for Democratisation in Burma: Policies of the EU and the ASEAN

  • Accession Number
    87279
  • Title
    Carrots and Sticks for Democratisation in Burma: Policies of the EU and the ASEAN
  • Material Type
    Book
  • Language
    English
  • Author
    Zaw Oo
  • Page
    p. 93-136
  • Year
    1999
  • Subjects
    ASEAN, European Union, democratization, human rights, diplomacy, economic integration, Myanmar
Presents a preliminary examination of the issues appertaining to the international mechanisms employed in promoting democratic change in Burma by giving incentive and disincentive policies adopted by two regional organizations: the EU and the ASEAN. Explains the interactions of the EU and the ASEAN towards Burma in socio-cultural, economic, informational and technological spheres. Reviews historical background of Burma after independence until Burma became ASEAN membership. Studies policy of engagement of the ASEAN and the reasons of the engagement which is based on economic integration and security objective to contain the Chinese expansionary threat. Discusses the policy of disincentive mechanisms of the EU in which promotion of human rights and democracy has become an increasingly important objective for the European states.

   

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