The tail finish of the 20 th century was an excellent time for constitutional legal professionals. Leapfrogging across the globe, they supplied recommendation on methods to amend, write or rewrite one state structure after the following following the collapse of the Soviet Union and with it, the communist bloc. Largely missed within the flurry of structure drafting on this interval, officers in Myanmar labored away on a brand new structure with none consultants from overseas—or, for that matter, a lot of these at residence. Troopers watched over them, dictating phrases for what turned the 2008 Structure of Myanmar: the doc that lays the parameters for formal political contestation and illustration there immediately. Because the nation will get set to go to the polls in November 2020, on this episode of New Books in Southeast Asian Research, Melissa Crouch discusses her The Structure of Myanmar: A Contextual Evaluation (Hart, 2019; shortlisted for the ebook award of the Australian Authorized Analysis Awards), and with it, the constitutional drafting course of, its output, and its implications for politics in Myanmar now and within the foreseeable future.