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Myanmar: State, Community and the Environment

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ISBN: 9781921313370 Year: Pages: 301 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459380 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Despite deteriorating economic and developmental conditions, worsening environmental problems, and troubles arising from the unresolved status of its ethnic minorities, Myanmar seems no closer to a political resolution. Myanmar’s economy continues to stagnate, with severe implications for its people. Low levels of international assistance have exacerbated the situation. Myanmar—the state, community and the environment examines the missed opportunities by government and opposition groups to find a way out of the political impasse and improve the standard of living of the people of Myanmar. This collection provides insights into the country’s economic development, in particular the vital rice-marketing sector and the attempts to expand existing industrial zones. It focuses, for the first time, on Myanmar’s environmental governance with in-depth case studies, and on the increasing need for effective environmental protection and sustainability.

Security and Sustainable Development in Myanmar

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Book Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series ISBN: 9780203001981 9780415355599 9780415545747 9781134253937 9781134253920 9781134253883 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203001981 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geography --- Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Science (General)
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Helen James considers security in Myanmar/Burma. She uses the ideas put forward in the United Nations Development Programme's 1994 report, of human, as opposed to state and security, going on to argue that freedom from want, and freedom from fear (of the regime) are in fact mutually supportive ideas, and that the security of the people and the security of the state are in fact in a symbiotic relationship with each other. Presenting new and significant information of the security concept of Myanmar/Burma, James’ original work considers economic development, health, education, environmental issues, the drugs trade, human rights, minority peoples and political, social and economic reforms, arguing that improved governance, the development of civil society and economic development would both strengthen the state and ensure the security and well-being of its citizens.

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human --- aung --- san --- suu --- kyi --- rights --- free --- burma --- coalition --- nyan

Yaa Baa : Production, trafic et consommation de méthamphetamine en Asie du Sud-Est continentale

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ISBN: 9782355960307 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.1331 Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: History
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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Yaa baa, « le médicament qui rend fou ». En Thaïlande le surnom de la méthamphétamine sonne comme un avertissement, mais il n’a pas dissuadé des centaines de milliers de Thaïlandais, jeunes pour la plupart, de s’y adonner avec plus ou moins de retenue. « Drogue de travail » ou « drogue de loisir », il s’agit d’un véritable phénomène de société qui n’est pas étranger aux évolutions économiques et aux mutations culturelles qu’a connues le royaume au cours de ces dernières décennies. Ce livre s’efforce de donner des explications à un engouement qui touche également d’autres pays de la région. Il replace la consommation de méthamphétamine dans les logiques du narcotrafic dont les ressorts sont à rechercher aux marges orientales de la Birmanie, en plein cœur du Triangle d’Or.

The Kachin Conflict : Testing the Limits of the Political Transition in Myanmar

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ISBN: 9782355960154 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.241 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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Fighting in Kachin state flared back up just months after President Thien Sein came to power in March 2011. The new government almost immediately began negotiating a series of peace agreements with ethnic armed groups declaring that the signature of a nationwide ceasefire with all ethnic armed groups would be a priority for this first civilian administration. By convincing the majority of groups involved in armed struggle against the Tatmadaw to sign ceasefire agreements, the predominantly civilian government succeeded in winning some credibility, both nationally and internationally. At the same time, several old fault lines have re-emerged, among them the conflict in Kachin and Northern Shan States. The roots of the conflict in Kachin State between the KIO and government troops go back to grievances over control of the territory (and its lucrative natural resources) and the preservation of ethnic identity after the end of British colonial rule in 1948. The rekindling of this old conflict, after seventeen years of ceasefire, serves as a powerful reminder of the fragility of certain aspects of the transition process. The setback to conflict and blockage of peace process with the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and its Army (KIA) show that some structural political issues remain, such as the recognition of local power structures and decentralization. While much has been written in the media about the legal, economic, and political reforms in Myanmar; academic research about the Kachin Conflict, as well as firsthand information remains scarce. Analyzing the causes of the conflict and current impediments to peace in Kachin territories provides an illustration of the limits of the transition process. This research examines the personal experiences of a strong sample of influential Kachin people, shows the complexity of notions of war and peace in the collective Kachin memory, as well as the reinterpretation of these by local leadership for political ends.

Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights

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ISBN: 9783839412633 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.14361/9783839412633 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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The demonstrations of monks in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) in recent times as well as the age-old conflict between a predominantly Buddhist population and a Hindu minority in Sri Lanka raise the question of how the issues of human rights and Buddhism are related. The question applies both to the violation of basic rights in Buddhist countries and to the defence of those rights which are well-grounded in Buddhist teachings. The volume provides academic essays that reflect this up to now rather neglected issue from the point of view of the three main Buddhist traditions, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. It provides multi-faceted and surprising insights into a rather unlikely relationship.

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