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Workshop Proceedings Alternative Practices of Peoples in Southeast Asia Towards Alternative Regionalism


Program on Alternative Development


2719-0129 (print) • 2719-0137 (online)


For many years, Southeast Asia has been engaged with alternatives that are considered as heterodox practices based on economic, social, and political culture. There is a need to surface these practices based on greater people-to-people interaction based on the practices of communities.

Three cases of alternative practices were discussed in a workshop that was organized by the Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) during the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2019 held last September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. These were the Mae Tao Clinic located in Mae Sot at the Thai-Burma border, the community-managed fisheries in Cambodia, and the continuing campaign against the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand.