Engaged Graduate Student Grants

Good Land Governance in Post-Authoritarian Myanmar

Myanmar’s recent turn toward democracy offers new hope for millions of farmers who lost their land during decades of authoritarian rule. But adjudicating land disputes has proven difficult, with only a small percentage of farmers receiving compensation. Hilary Faxon is analyzing the complex politics of land in Myanmar and applying insights in collaboration with a local nonprofit that works with activists and the government towards solutions to land conflict.

The Team

  • Graduate student: Hilary Faxon, development sociology
  • Special committee chair: Wendy Wolford, Department of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Community partner: Land Core Group

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