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Analyses, Perspectives and Opinions

RLS Southeast Asia regularly publishes political analyses and working papers on current and relevant topics from the Mekong Region. Together with our partners, we shed light on different opinions and introduce perspectives on pressing social and ecological questions and challenges. The publications are categorized according to topics and countries and can be selected using the links below.

 Social Justice, Vietnam

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The research was conducted by Dr. Ngo Thi Ngoc Anh, Dr. Tran Thi Hong and MA. Nguyen Thi Hien in cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia.

 Cambodia, Labour, Myanmar

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The study shows that SEZs in Greater Mekong Sub-region have played an important role in regional integration and economic development, however, they have been developed with limited transparency and locals are not involved in the planning process.

 Social Justice, Vietnam

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Across the Mekong region, ‘development’ has become synonymous with rapid economic growth, to be achieved through predominantly large-scale, private investments.

 Germany, Social Justice

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The article of Katharina Puhl, researcher for feminist sociology and capitalism analysis at RLS Berlin, will explore risks and challenges for social security policies and politics with regard to gender-sensitive effects and outcomes during crisis-related austerity politics in German context, framed by European politics.

 Social-ecological transformation

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The authors of this brochure determinedly state: «The question is therefore not whether, but how and when we will achieve a future based on renewable energy.» Unfortunately, even these days renewables are still skeptically looked at.

 Vietnam

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The study gives an overview of the framework conditions for a transition towards a socially inclusive renewable energy based electricity sector in Vietnam.

 Myanmar, Political Analysis

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Despite the democracy movement’s electoral success, questions about the country’s development remain.

 Myanmar, Political Analysis, Social-ecological transformation

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In his working paper in German language, the author Christian Landenberger is summarizing the recent changes of Myanmar’s constitution since the beginning of the transformation process. He is aiming to evaluate the changes and he provides prospects for the future of Myanmar.

 Social Justice, Vietnam

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In this baseline desk study, the author Vu Ngoc Binh provides interesting insights into Vietnam’s recent social situation as well as ideas for a future engagement of RLS in Vietnam.

 Cambodia, Political Analysis

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