The Discourse of Land Grabbing and Resistance in Newly Reforming Myanmar: The Monywa Copper Mine

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dc.contributor.author Zerrouk, E en
dc.contributor.author Neef, Andreas en
dc.coverage.spatial Kyoto, Japan en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-01T02:32:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-05-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Law and Development Conference 2013 “Legal and Development Implications of International Land Acquisitions”, Kyoto, 30-31 May 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 30 May 2013 - 31 May 2013. 31 May 2013 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25366 en
dc.description.abstract The expansion of the Monywa copper mine, the nation’s largest, located on the Letpadaung mountain range, north of Naypidaw, Myanmar, affects some 26 villages in the area and creates further concerns over land grabbing. Mining operations in the area have been growing since the 1980s, the project being the result of a joint investment by the government and international extraction companies. Similar projects on other ranges nearby have left the surrounding areas polluted and unproductive. Since July 2012, the local communities surrounding the Monywa copper mines have been protesting the rush of recent land grabbing, ‘insufficient’ compensation and the environmental damage related to the project. Their resistance gained considerable momentum, peaking in November 2012 and escalating in clashes with local authorities, but diminishing with the launching of an investigative committee, a benchmark achievement. This case study is conducted using a legal rights-based sociological approach, in order to deconstruct the discourse of land grabbing around the Monywa Copper Mine. Its aim is to analyse the discourse surrounding the resistance to expansion and to shed light on the current trends and any new opportunities that may exist in reforming Myanmar. What are the limits of local resistance, and what lessons learnt could be applied to the increasing cases of land grabbing around the country? en
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dc.relation.ispartof Law and Development Conference 2013 “Legal and Development Implications of International Land Acquisitions”, Kyoto, 30-31 May 2013 en
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dc.title The Discourse of Land Grabbing and Resistance in Newly Reforming Myanmar: The Monywa Copper Mine en
dc.type Presentation en
pubs.author-url http://www.lawanddevelopment.net/img/2013papers/EmelZerrouk-AndreasNeef.pdf en
pubs.finish-date 2013-05-31 en
pubs.start-date 2013-05-30 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Oral Presentation en
pubs.elements-id 467133 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Development Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-12-04 en


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