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dc.contributor.authorLubina, Michał
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T09:26:43Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T09:26:43Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210407_9781000178111_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47734
dc.description.abstractThis book is the first political biography of Aung San Suu Kyi covering both her years in opposition and all her years in power from 2016 onwards. It offers a new interpretation of Aung San Suu Kyi by presenting a balanced and thorough account of Suu Kyi’s policies. In the last 30 years there has not been a person in global politics who has risen so high and fallen so low – and so quickly – as Aung San Suu Kyi. Using postcolonial theory and introducing the new concept of `a hybrid politician', this book explains apparent inconsistencies of Suu Kyi’s agenda. It demonstrates that Suu Kyi considers herself a democrat and yet, rules autocratically. Immersed in her country’s tradition of policymaking, she has at the same time been influenced by foreign concepts, both Western and Asian. Drawing on first-hand research, including talks with Suu Kyi, conversations with her supporters and rivals, observations of Suu Kyi’s behaviour during intergovernmental talks as well as an extensive number of sources and fieldwork in Myanmar, the author argues that Suu Kyi’s case shows both the strengths and limits of hybridity. This brings Suu Kyi priceless political assets such as visibility, recognition and support while proving that such a model of leadership has its restrictions. A timely biography of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate as she appears at the International Court of Justice to defend her country against charges of genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of Myanmar politics, Southeast Asian politics, Asian politics, Political Science more generally, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies and Leadership Studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolitics in Asia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies
dc.subject.otherPolitics and government
dc.subject.otherEthnic studies
dc.titleA Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi
dc.title.alternativeA Hybrid Politician
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003031956
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd5d04a04-4559-4876-89cb-5f75c35b172e
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
oapen.relation.isbn9781000178111
oapen.relation.isbn9780367469160
oapen.relation.isbn9780367463847
oapen.relation.isbn9781003031956
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages158


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