Book Review: Yamahata, C., & Anderson, B. (2022). Demystifying Myanmar’s Transition and Political Crisis


  • Rainer Einzenberger University of Vienna, Austria



Book Review



Author Biography

Rainer Einzenberger, University of Vienna, Austria

Rainer Einzenberger worked as a University Assistant at the Department of Development Stud-ies, University of Vienna from 2015-2019 and as a lecturer since 2014. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Development Studies in 2020, where he focused his research on land and resource politics, critical geography, and indigenous movements with a special focus on Myanmar. Since 2019 he works as a Programme Coordinator for Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD).


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