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Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia

The TECSEA research project is supported by Singapore's Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Grant MOE2016-SSRTG-068


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Latest News:

On 31st March 2022, Zu Dienle Tan passed her PhD Oral Defense with flying colours. Congratulations Dr. Tan! 

New Articles:

Tran, T. A. (2022) The Mekong delta's transboundary water problems. East Asia Forum, 30 April. 

Miller, M. A., Astuti, R., Hirsch, P., Marschke, M., Rigg, J., Saksena-Taylor, P., Suhardiman, D., Tan, Z. D., Taylor, D. & Varkkey, H. (2022) Selective border permeability: Governing complex environmental issues through and beyond COVID-19. Political Geography 97, 102646. 

Varkkey, H. & Miller, M. A. (2022) Transboundary haze in Southeast Asia: What's peat got to do with it? Kontinentalist, 23 March.

Tran, T. A. & Tortajada, C. (Early View) Responding to transboundary water challenges in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: In search of institutional fit. Environmental Policy and Governance. 

Astuti, R., Miller, M. A., McGregor, A., Sukmara, D. P., Saputra, W., Sulistiyanto & Taylor, D. (2022) Making illegality visible: The governance dilemmas created by visualising illegal palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Land Use Policy 114, 105942.

Miller, M. A. (2022) A transboundary political ecology of volcanic sand mining. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 112(1): 78-96.

Miller, M. A. (2022) Market-based commons: Social agroforestry, fire mitigation strategies and green supply chains in Indonesia’s peatlands. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 47(1): 77-91. 

Suhardiman, D. & Geheb, K. (Early View) Participation and politics in transboundary  hydropower development: The case of the Pak Beng Dam in Laos. Environmental Policy and Governance.

Marks, D. & Miller, M. A. (Early View) A transboundary political ecology of air pollution: Slow violence on Thailand's margins. Environmental Policy and Governance.

Policy Briefs

Brief 1: Policy recommendations for sustainable peatland management.

Brief 2: Valuing the Mekong: Ecology, livelihoods, hydropower.


Forthcoming event:

Governance by guidelines: Shifting regulatory regimes of agribusiness and plantation investments in Southeast Asia. Themed Panel at the LANDac Annual Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 29th June – 1st July 2022, Co-organised with Mekong Region Land Governance project.


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