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DEVELOPING DISCRIMINATION: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND THE ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN THE BORDERLANDS OF BURMA

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Material Information

Title:
DEVELOPING DISCRIMINATION: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND THE ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN THE BORDERLANDS OF BURMA
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Beggs, Wesley
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Political Science
Faculty Sponsor:
Hicks, Barbara

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Since independence from colonial rule in 1948, Burma/Myanmar has suffered some of the longest-running and most diverse ethnic insurgencies in the world. Several of the ethnic minorities in the borderlands have organized armed movements against the central government in the pursuit of greater autonomy, but the conflict-affected borderlands are also the location of many recent development projects financed by foreign actors. This study explores the relationship between foreign direct investment activity in the ethnic borderlands and the armed insurgencies by examining the effects of building hydropower dams as well as oil and gas pipelines in ethnic states. This research found that foreign-financed dams and pipelines resulted in displacement, militarization, and increasing human rights abuses. In turn, these negative consequences led to an increase in violence in the ethnic states, the renewal of conflict where ceasefire agreements were in place, and fragmentation of some ethnic groups. These findings are useful in understanding how foreign direct investment can influence similar conflicts in other areas of the world.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Wesley Beggs
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida,
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 B4
System ID:
AA00024714:00001

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