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Chapter One - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 April 2021

Kristina Simion
Affiliation:
Australian National University, Canberra
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I had travelled to Hpa-an, the capital of Myanmar’s eastern Karen state, for a chance to meet with a local lawyer who worked for several of the foreign-funded initiatives of rule of law assistance – defined here as foreign actors’ transnational ‘project’ of supporting legal systems in fragile settings – that were initiated in the country after its political opening in 2011. While usually based in Yangon, the lawyer was in Hpa-an for one of his regular training sessions with local activists and lawyers. On my way to our meeting, I walked through the pitch-black streets of the small town in a country I still did not know much about to meet a person whom I imagined would have little patience with a foreign researcher asking questions about his work. As I walked into the tiny shed of a restaurant where we were meeting, I saw Zaw Win Thein’s dazzling smile, and I felt a sense of instant relief. His personality was inviting and friendly.

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Rule of Law Intermediaries
Brokering Influence in Myanmar
, pp. 1 - 29
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Kristina Simion, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Book: Rule of Law Intermediaries
  • Online publication: 17 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108914345.002
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  • Introduction
  • Kristina Simion, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Book: Rule of Law Intermediaries
  • Online publication: 17 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108914345.002
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  • Introduction
  • Kristina Simion, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Book: Rule of Law Intermediaries
  • Online publication: 17 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108914345.002
Available formats
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