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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, Vietnam

Environmental catastrophe is not only the problem of nature

When an environmental catastrophe occurs, nature is not the only victim. Humans, with their greed and unradical patches for disasters they have created, systematically oppress each other.

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

A dialogue with Marx on the relationship between Nature and Human

When an environmental catastrophe occurs, nature is not the only victim. Humans, with their greed and unradical patches for disasters they have created, systematically oppress each other.

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

Agricultural production in Vietnam from the social-ecological transformation approach: Opportunities, challenges and policy implications

The book is a collection of articles presented at the international workshops in November 2021 on "Agricultural production in Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries from a social-ecological transformation approach: Opportunities, challenges, and policy implications".

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

Social-ecological transformation

Guidebook on the integration of social-ecological transformation into educational programs for youth.

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

Circular Economy

Guidebook on the integration of social-ecological transformation into educational programs for youth.

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

 Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

The Relation Between Health Inequality And Low Health Utilization: The Case Of Vietnam

Vietnam is known for its remarkable economic and human development in the last 30 years. From one of the poorest nations in the world, the country successfully transformed to a lower-to-middle income country in 2010. Besides economic growth, Vietnam has also witnessed impressive human development as the country’s Human Development Index (HDI) value increased by 45.9 percent between 1990 and 2018 (UNDP, 2019). However, despite the huge and stable growth in the economy and human development, the country records low utilization of health services, especially among poor demographics. This study examines the impacts of health inequalities, political, economic, and social determinants on health utilization.

 

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 Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

Climate Change Impacts in The Mekong River Basin: Vulnerability and Political Response

Climate change is causing negative impacts on all countries and their production activities.  Mekong River basin is ranked as one of the most vulnerable regions under climate change. To adapt with climate change, Mekong countries have built their national policy strategies and action plans. In addition, some climate change response initiatives have been introduced and implemented at sub-regional level. This short paper reviews climate change impacts and responding policies of the Mekong countries.

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 Social Justice, Social-ecological transformation, Vietnam

Ecosystem-based adaptation: Learning from participatory assessment in Viet Nam

Smallholder farmers in Huong Lam commune, Ha Tinh province, Viet Nam were surveyed to identify what ecosystems they depend on, what climate change impacts they face, and what Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures that are appropriate for the area.

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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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