C3-Bibliothek für Entwicklungspolitik, Foyer
Resource Extraction as a Development Model? Current Pathways and Conflicts
with Khin Zaw Win (political analyst, Myanmar), Martin Coy (Univ. Innsbruck) and Maristella Svampa (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
The panel discusses the renewed focus on the extraction of natural resources as an important source of income generation and economic growth. The panelists focus on current pathways in Latin America (especially Argentina and Brazil ) and Southeast Asia (especially Myanmar) and highlight social and environmental conflicts that come along with these perspectives and the actual implementation.
- Conceptualizations of resource fairness in international law
Statement by Isabel Feichtner , Assistant Professor for Law and Economics at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
- Resource politics in the context of democratic transition in Myanmar
Statement by Khin Zaw Win, Director of the Tampadipa Institute and political analyst, Myanmar
- Resource fairness from the point of view of global justice
Statement by Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University
› Wiener Zeitung:Ein schwieriger Aufbruch. Die Armee in Myanmar scheint derzeit mehr am Machterhalt als an weiteren Reformen interessiert (pdf).
Die Opposition wiederum sei viel zu sehr auf ihre Ikone Aung Sang Suu Kyi fixiert, sagt der Politanalyst Khin Zaw Win.
More Information on the 1st Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics
The conference was organized by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research, the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and the Institute of Geography at the University of Innsbruck