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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.

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  • Social Justice

 Social Justice, Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation

Climate Change Threatens Children Worldwide

According to a UN report from last week’s Wednesday, the world struggles to protect children from the impact of climate change. Vietnamnews.vn reports that a commission of child and adolescent health experts have declared that the next generation won’t get enough protection from the impacts of carbon emissions, not even within one single country. Adequate measures, to protect children from destruction of nature and processed foods, are not taken either. Helen Clark, a co-chair of the commission has revealed: “But even of greater concern, every child worldwide faces existential threats from climate change and commercial pressures.”

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 Germany, Political Analysis, Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation

Climate before capitalism - For a Social and Ecological System Change

Saving the Climate, not Capitalism - For a Social and Ecological System Change

By Bernd Riexinger and Lorenz Gösta Beutin

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 Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation

Beyond Development - Alternative visions from Latin America

This book compiles a handful concrete examples of efforts and practices on ecological knowledge, from activists in various spheres of civil society, to those working in institutions and the ancestral knowledge of indigenous groups, etc.

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 Labour, Social Justice

Monograph on Vietnamese Domestic Workers

Domestic work has long existed not only in Vietnam but also in almost all countries in the world. Domestic workers, most of them are women, play an important role not only for the families employing them but also for the national economy and the labour market.

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 Labour, Social Justice, Vietnam

Challenges to social rights of workers in Vietnam - Case study of garment sector

The study “Challenges to social rights of workers in Vietnam - Case study of garment sector” conducted by Institute for Workers and Trade Unions (IWTU), Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), 2017 in cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia (RLS SEA).

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 Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation

Social-Ecological Transformation – Experiences from Asia and Europe

“The Social-Ecological Transformation must comprise all spheres of Planet Earth. Otherwise it will be impossible to mitigate or stop climate change, the deterioration of the waters and soils, and to improve the evolutionary conditions of the natural world.” Elmar Altvater, January 2018.

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 Social Justice, Vietnam

Social security in Vietnam and the role of Vietnamese people’s organizations in building and implementing social security policies

The study “Social security in Vietnam and the role of Vietnamese people’s organizations in building and implementing social security policies” conducted by Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) in cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia.

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 Social Justice, Vietnam

An analysis of political views and policies in poverty reduction and pension for elderly in Vietnam

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.

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 Social Justice, Vietnam

Large-Scale investments in the Mekong-Region

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

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 Germany, Social Justice

Social Reproduction, social security and crisis-related developments: Feminist Perspectives regarding Europe's neoliberal restructuring

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.

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