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Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

John G. Dale


When the military’s ruling party violently quashed Burma’s pro-democracy movement, diplomatic condemnation quickly followed—to little effect. But when Burma’s activists began linking the movement to others around the world, the result was dramatically different. This book explains how Burma’s pro-democracy movement became a transnational social movement for human rights. Using the experience of the Free Burma movement, this book demonstrates how social movements create and appropriate legal mechanisms for generating new transnational political opportunities. It presents three corporate account ... More

Keywords: military, Burma, pro-democratic movement, pro-democracy, human rights, Free Burma movement, Unocal Oil Corporation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816646463
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John G. Dale, author