An examination of how drugs policies and programmes intersect with conflict, peace, health and development in Myanmar.
Based on analysis of how drugs policies and programmes intersect with conflict, peace, health and development in Myanmar.
The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in Northern Myanmar, part three: Legal pluralism & the challenge of everyday justice
This paper provides and overview of the activities of a large drug eradication movement called Pat Jasan in northern Myanmar.
The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in northern Myanmar, part two: Deep culture & cultural psychology
This paper intends to understand better the cultural and psychological response to worsening drug issues that underpin the rise of Pat Jasan as a mass social movement.
An introduction to the origins and emergence of Pat Jasan, a social movement that emerged among the Kachin population of Myanmar.
The paper argues that if the current agenda to developmentalise drug policy is to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of the rural poor in drug-producing regions in Myanmar and beyond, it must confront the fact that for many households the decision to cultivate opium has been a response to the very processes of market-led rural development that policymakers claim will alleviate poverty.
This policy brief shares insights from seven conflict- and drug-affected borderlands in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, and reflects on their implications for those supporting peace processes, poverty alleviation and development in fragile contexts affected by drugs.
Experts share insights from fieldwork in the drug-affected borderlands of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar at the SOAS Development Studies Seminar.