Strengthening Civil Society in Burma: Possibilities and Dilemmas for International NGOsby Burma Center Netherlands and Transational Institute
What role has civil society played in the history of Burma? Is civil society reemerging in today's Burma? How can the international community develop strategies to strengthen the existing institution that are essential to the growth of pluralism and democracy? What role should international NGOs play in this process?
This collection of essays brings together the research and insights of four experts in the field. Timely and highly readable, these papers present the current thinking on whether and how civil society can develop under the present Burmese military regime. The contributors include David I. Steinberg, Martin Smith, Zunetta Liddell, and Marc Purcell.