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The Resource Military capitalism in Myanmar : examining the origins, continuities and evolution of "Khaki Capital", Gerard McCarthy, (electronic resource)

Military capitalism in Myanmar : examining the origins, continuities and evolution of "Khaki Capital", Gerard McCarthy, (electronic resource)

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Military capitalism in Myanmar : examining the origins, continuities and evolution of "Khaki Capital"
Title
Military capitalism in Myanmar
Title remainder
examining the origins, continuities and evolution of "Khaki Capital"
Statement of responsibility
Gerard McCarthy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Military enterprises, ostensibly set up to feed and supply soldiers, were some of the earliest and largest Burmese commercial conglomerates, established in the 1950s. Union Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) are two profit-seeking military enterprises established by the military after the dissolution of the Burma Socialist Programme Party in 1988, which remain central players in Myanmar's post-2011 economy. Military conglomerates are a major source of off-budget revenue for the military and a main employer of retired soldiers. Yet few veterans receive more than a small piece of the profits from UMEHL. The vast bulk of formal dividends instead disproportionately benefit higher ranking officers and institutions within the Tatmadaw. Military capitalism entrenches the autonomy of the Tatmadaw from civilian oversight. Despite this, obligatory or semi-coerced contributions from active-duty soldiers are a source of cash flow for UMEHL, effectively constituting a transfer from the government budget to the military's off-budget entities. The most significant source of livelihoods support for most veterans is the service pension dispersed by the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoPF). Despite delivering suboptimal welfare outcomes for most soldiers and veterans while eroding the legitimacy of ceasefires, successive governments since 1988, including Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) administration, have entrenched military capitalism by encouraging commercial activities of armed groups that enter into ceasefire agreements. Extending military pensions already paid by the Ministry of Planning and Finance to retired members of armed groups could deliver a far more consistent and tangible "peace dividend" than the commercial extraction of resources from ceasefire areas. More balanced civil-military relations, and fairer social outcomes for military personnel, will rely on civilian-led state institutions delivering effective and substantive welfare support beyond the commercially oriented welfare arrangements of military conglomerates.--
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McCarthy, Gerard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Trends in Southeast Asia
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
2019 no. 16
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  • Defense industries
  • Burma
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Military capitalism in Myanmar : examining the origins, continuities and evolution of "Khaki Capital", Gerard McCarthy, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9789814843560
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1 online resource (39 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9789814843553
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1102806473
Label
Military capitalism in Myanmar : examining the origins, continuities and evolution of "Khaki Capital", Gerard McCarthy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9789814843560/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9789814843560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (39 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789814843553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1102806473

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