Myanmar’s Constitution: To Change or Not to Change?

I’ve published another article about Myanmar’s constitution for New Mandala, this time focused on the question of how much the constitution constrains political developments. I wrote the article in response to the many outcries that the country needs to amend its constitution to remove military involvement in politics before any genuine progress can be made. My point is simply that the text of the constitution doesn’t matter quite so much as how political actors want to utilize the constitution. New Mandala also posted a response to the article talking about how constitutional change occurs.

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