New Directions in Environmental Governance: Remaking Public and Private Authority in Southeast Asian Resource Frontiers

Photo: Keith Barney

Research summary

This research project explores the effects of new environmental governance mechanisms in Southeast Asia through fieldwork-based research on diverse programs and projects.

A network of researchers in Southeast Asia, the Netherlands, and Australia are involved in this research project, which will enable us to assess the effects of new environmental governance approaches on both peoples and ecologies in the region. We are particularly interested in the effects for small scale fishers, farmers, forest users, and hired workers.

This research project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Australian National University: Keith Barney
York University: Peter Vandergeest
University of Ottawa: Melissa Marschke
York University: Robin Roth
Wageningen University: Simon Bush
Wilfrid Laurier University: Derek Hall
Chiang Mai University: Chusak Wittayapak
Yunnan University: Xing Lyu


Project outputs to date can be found at this link:

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