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Author Breen, Michael G., author.

Title The road to federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka : finding the middle ground / Michael G. Breen.

Published New York : Routledge, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xix, 485 pages).
Series Politics in Asia series
Politics in Asia series.
Contents chapter 1 Introduction / Michael G. Breen -- chapter 2 Methodology and conceptual framework / Michael G. Breen -- chapter 3 Federalism, accommodation and Asia / Michael G. Breen -- chapter 4 State formation / Michael G. Breen -- chapter 5 The road to federalism / Michael G. Breen -- chapter 6 The constitutional settlement / G. Breen Michael -- chapter 7 Federal design issues - accommodation and moderation / G. Breen Michael -- chapter 8 Conclusion / G. Breen Michael.
Summary "nation's built on exclusion and assimilation, decades of civil war, widespread poverty, authoritarianism and the decline of democracy. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are travelling a road to federalism. Institutions and ethnic identity have interacted to privilege some and marginalise others. But when the right conditions prevail, political equality can be restored. This book charts the origins and evolution of federalism and other approaches to the accommodation of minority ethnic groups in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It applies a historical institutionalism methodology to understand why federalism has been resisted, what causes it to be established and what design options are most likely to balance otherwise competing centripetal and centrifugal forces. Breen shows how Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are finding a middle ground whereby deliberative and moderating institutions are combined with accommodating ones to support a political equality among groups and individuals"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Federal government -- Burma.
Federal government -- Nepal.
Federal government -- Sri Lanka.
Burma -- Ethnic relations.
Burma -- Politics and government.
Nepal -- Ethnic relations.
Nepal -- Politics and government.
Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations.
Sri Lanka -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9781315098982 (e-book : PDF)
9781351581738 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138297883 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315098982

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