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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.

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  • Social-ecological transformation

 Social-ecological transformation

By the way, it actually works - Debunking renewable energy myths

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.

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 Myanmar, Political Analysis, Social-ecological transformation

[German only] Constitutional Reforms in Myanmar - A Country at the Beginning of a Transformation Process

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.

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 Myanmar, Social-ecological transformation

Myanmar’s Socio-Ecological Challenges

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.

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 Myanmar, Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

[Burmese only] Partner Meeting 2014: Talking about Social Justice, Socio-Ecological Transformation and Participatory Politics

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.

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 Myanmar, Social-ecological transformation

Rethinking transformation: Comparative perspectives from the Global South

To discuss and exchange about alternatives to development and to share the transformation experiences from other countries of the Global South, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia (RLS SEA) and the Local Resource Centre Myanmar (LRC) jointly organized a conference in Yangon and Mandalay on 27th – 28th May resp. 29th May 2014.

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

The victims of climate change - The social impact of climate change at the Vietnamese side of the Mekong River Delta

Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam, is heavily endangered by the impacts of climate change. In recent policies the Vietnamese government mainly focuses on technical approaches to adapt to and to mitigate the risks of climate change. It can be foreseen that there will be impacts far beyond the solutions offered by technology.

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

Recommendations on Electricity Law - GreenID

In 2012 RLS supported the project “Towards a participatory policy development: the case of revised Electricity Law in Vietnam” conducted by the Hanoian NGO Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID).

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 Social-ecological transformation

Thinking about Alternatives!

It is discussed that transforming the global development model must focus on quality instead of quantity, on
sufficiency instead of affluence and on human needs instead of desires. The presentation was held by Daniel Bladh during the 9th Asie Europe People’s Forum for the Vientiane Nights organised by RLS and the International Organizing Committee of the AEPF.

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