Defending Shan State's customary tenure systems from below through collective action research

Springate-Baginski, Oliver and Kamoon, Mi (2021) Defending Shan State's customary tenure systems from below through collective action research. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 48 (3). pp. 541-559. ISSN 0306-6150

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Abstract

Much of rural Myanmar remains under local Customary Tenure Systems (CTS), particularly in upland ethnic areas. Yet CTS lack legal recognition and are increasingly vulnerable to appropriation. This paper examines how, since 2016, communities and civil society organisations (CSOs) across Shan State have organised to document their CTS as a basis for advocacy. Findings confirm CTS remain prevalent and valued, but communities are experiencing increasing pressure, through both gradual erosion, and direct appropriation. Communities and CSOs demand statutory recognition and protections. CTS defence is perceived as a priority element of a wider political process against coercive adverse incorporation and for self-determination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: customary tenure systems,myanmar,shan,action research,ethic,land grabbing,rights,cultural studies,anthropology,arts and humanities (miscellaneous) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2021 00:53
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 01:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81738
DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2021.1887145

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