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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.

 Germany, Social Justice

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

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

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

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

 Myanmar, Political Analysis, Social-ecological transformation

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

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

 Cambodia, Germany, Political Analysis, Social Justice, Vietnam

 Myanmar, Social-ecological transformation

In his essay, the author Salai Thawng Tha Lian outlines recent challenges that Myanmar is facing in terms of environmental protection and related social aspects.

 Myanmar, Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

The Partner Meeting 2014 took place between the 28th -31st of July 2014 in Da Lat, Lam Dong province. Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia (RLS SEA) invited 66 participants, including some potential future partners.