Politics of Autonomy and Sustainability in Myanmar

Change for New Hope…New Life?

  • Walaiporn Tantikanangkul
  • Ashley Pritchard

Part of the Communication, Culture and Change in Asia book series (CCCA, volume 1)

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This book focuses on the tensions between and conflict resolution processes concerning minority ethnic groups in Myanmar’s rural areas and the State. It covers topics such as relations and communication between the central government, the Kokang Chinese community and the Kachin State; the impact of cyclone Nargis on remote settlements in the Ayeyarwady Delta; the impact of depletion of mangrove forests and Yangon’s fuel needs on a Karen minority group; and the collapse of a community forestry project in a Pa-O village in Shan State. Written by young scholars from Myanmar, some of whom belong to minority groups, the book provides firsthand reporting and scholarship that, for the past sixty years, have not been available. Offering in-depth, unique insights into minority change issues in the interior and at the periphery of Myanmar, as seen from local perspectives, it offers a valuable resource for academics, students and researchers in the fields of sustainable development, social and political studies, and development communication in Asia.


China-Myanmar border relations in Kachin State China-Myanmar border relations in Shan State Community forestry in Myanmar Community responses to Nargis Conflict Studies in Myanmar Culture and change in Myanmar Ethnic Groups in Myanmar Ethnic identity in Kokang Kokang and Chinese Minority Mangrove forest depletion in the Myanmar/Burma Delta Minority Groups in Myanmar Neo-Liberalism in Myanmar Sustainability in Pa-O Forest Yangon and Karen minority relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Walaiporn Tantikanangkul
    • 1
  • Ashley Pritchard
    • 2
  1. 1.Chaing Mai UniversityRCSDChiang MaiThailand
  2. 2.Shwe Ohm Pin Housing (2)Building 5/5, room 32YangonMyanmar

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