Image: A Pat Jasan volunteer group, copyright Kachinland News.
Three papers produced in the context of Dr Mandy Sadan's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) projects have recently been made publicly available. The papers have been co-written with local Myanmar researchers and they are available as free downloads for the next month:
- The Pat Jasan Drug Eradication Social Movement in Northern Myanmar Part One: Origins & Reactions
- The Pat Jasan Drug Eradication Social Movement in Northern Myanmar Part Two: Deep Culture & Cultural Psychology
- The Pat Jasan Drug Eradication Social Movement in Northern Myanmar: Legal Pluralism & the Challenge of Everyday Justice
These papers form part of a Special Issue of the International Journal of Drugs Policy 'Drugs, conflict and development'. Largely based on Drugs & (dis)order research in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, it explores tensions, trade-offs, pitfalls and possibilities of the convergence of the illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding policy fields. The full collection is open access until 12 June 2021.
Mandy's GCRF projects
- 2018 – 2021 ‘Sustainable Lives in Scarred Landscapes: Heritage, Environment, and Violence in the China-Myanmar Jade Trade’. British Academy GCRF Sustainable Development Grant: Heritage, Dignity & Violence
- 2017 – 2021‘Drugs and (Dis)order: Building Sustainable Peacetime Economies in the Aftermath of War’. ESRC GCRF Research Capacity Growth Call Major Grant