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Myanmar Forschung


World Development

The impact of local culture and traditional social organization on the development of Africa and Asia: New maps, data banks and empirical findings.

Leading assumptions

  1. Cultural values need structural interpretation.
  2. History is a resource of social capital.
  3. The cultural heritage of nations is grounded on local traditions.
  4. Catch-up development depends on pre-colonial complexity.
  5. Development trajectories reflect the the cultural heritage of both, the pre-colonial social structures and colonial experience.

Myanmar was part of the sample and was compared to other countries: