Border Twists and Burma Trajectories: Perceptions, Reforms, and Adaptations
Studies dynamics and complexity of the shared Myanmar and Thai borderlands, especially Mae-Sot, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son areas, in terms of politics, socio-economics, peace, and migration. Mentions challenges of Myanmar, foreign aids on medical care in refugee camps, civil society’s role to breakout cycles of violence in Myanmar. Focuses on Shan (Tai) migrants, Thailand’s approaches to manage the refugees, education for Shan youth in Chiang Mai. Describes situation of Burmese Muslim female migrants in Thailand, cross-border trade networks of Rohingya and Muslim migrants. Depicts the shifts on cultural attitudes and Thai immigration policies towards Myanmar’s workers influenced by ‘AEC fever’.