Monograph & Books

Conflict, Complexity & Climate Change

“Conflict, Complexity and Climate Change: Emergent federal systems and resilience
in post-coup Myanmar” by Ashley South is now available from RCSD with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Focused on the emergence and practices of sub-national governance systems in Myanmar’s ethnic nationality areas, this monograph is a detailed look into how “a new federal Burma is emerging, from the bottom up.” These administrative bodies offer a new model for dealing with the multitude of challenges faced by the people of Myanmar, with climate change perhaps the most existential threat of them all. However, the deep complexity of Myanmar’s multifaceted challenges, especially in a post-coup reality of conflict and economic near-collapse, threatens to close the window of opportunity for Burma to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change and improve the lives of its citizens.