UMD 13: Public Participation, Social Movements and Environmental Decision Making Process

The Letpadaung Copper Mine Project is a nexus of social conflict due to abuses of power, human right violations, lack of social justice, and the limited participation of stakeholders. Locals have protested against the project with the support of civil society organizations and environmental groups. There has been a lot of controversy, and hence, it has gained a lot of national and international media attention.

This volume seeks to describe the reality of what is happening in the Letpadaung area to understand the possibilities for public participation in development project decision-making in Myanmar. Public participation is a democratic practice that makes it possible for people from different sectors to integrate their opinions into decision-making. This research attempts to find what role public participations play in decision making about development in Myanmar—specifically at the Letpadaung Copper Mine.

Publication date : March 2019
Price : 200 Baht / 7 US$