political economy

The deep roots of Myanmar’s crisis

Can the history of Myanmar’s political economy help us make sense of the military coup?

| Apr 16, 2021

Development sermons

Do political cabals and business cartels explain the woes of Nepali economy?

| Feb 22, 2021

Neoliberalism, foreign aid and trade unions in Nepal

Interview with anthropologist Mallika Shakya on Nepal's political economy.

| Sep 12, 2018

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