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Rethinking Development Studies in Southeast Asia: State of Knowledge and Challenges

This volume is a final wrap-up of the findings of the presentations and papers presented in March 2015 at the “Rethinking Development Studies in Southeast Asia: State of Knowledge and Challenges” conference, hosted by RCSD at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. The aim of the conference was to reflect on the current state of development studies within and outside of Southeast Asia, especially in the context of the great transformations of recent years, and just ahead of the implementation of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community). Many of the challenges considered at the time of the conference are all the more-concerning now: climate change, river management, smog, human rights, human trafficking, environmental issues, displacement, land grabbing, and many others.

The publication is divided into two sections. The first section consists of an assembly of articles on development studies issues, while the second section highlights the various programs that attended and discusses the themes that developed through the conference.