Stefan Bächtold

Stefan Bächtold
Monash University (Malaysia) · School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS)

PhD

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‘Results’, ‘value for money’, ‘effectiveness’ and similar buzzwords have become commonplace in development cooperation and peace building. The use of technical instruments such as project cycle management and evaluations is hardly questioned anymore: these are presented as a minor shift of focus to make current practice more effective. This paper a...
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Amid Myanmar’s political transition and despite its new government’s discourse of inclusion and dialogue, land conflicts have increased across the country’s ethnic-minority areas. We argue that land plays a central role in the complex interplay of state formation, armed conflict and international development in Myanmar’s contested borderlands and t...
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Complexity theory and systems thinking are increasingly popular in both academic and practitioner discourses to “improve” peacebuilding. Recently, they have also been considered to make peacebuilding interventions more bottom-up and less exclusive. Contributing to the debate in international political sociology on the role of (professional) knowled...
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In February 2021, a coup by the Myanmar military ended a ten-year democratisation process. After a rapid digitalisation of Myanmar's political struggles, the military blacked out the country's internet access. Drawing on the sensitivities of science and technology studies for the intersection of digital technology with societal power structures, th...
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For its February 2021 coup, the military blacked out mobile internet across Myanmar. Often interpreted as an ad-hoc measure to crush a digitally savvy protest and resistance movement, I propose instead to think blackouts as co-existing practices of connecting and disconnecting that emerged before the coup. Focusing on the role of mobile internet in...
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Le Sénégal observe une pression de plus en plus accrue sur les terres ; l'axe entre les grandes villes-Dakar-Thiés-Mbour-est particulièrement touché. Dans cette zone, le phénomène de l'accaparement des terres entraîne la disparition progressive des étendues à vocation agricole et pastorale au profit des activités de multinationales, de l'implantati...
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Myanmar’s transition to democracy has earned the country a lot of appraisal on the international stage. In a process that astonished most observers, the country has indeed taken substantial steps of democratisation. But over the last year, the boundaries between what is permitted and what will get people in trouble slid back and blurred again.
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Myanmar has seen a marvellous transition over the last years. Not only in the sense that the country has emerged from six decades of military rule and armed conflict, and embarked on a path towards democracy and peace. Rather in the sense that its quasi-civilian government was suddenly not a ‘pariah’ of the international community anymore, but a ‘d...

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