Resource conflict and ethnic peace in northern Thailand

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Asia Pacific Viewpoint, ISSN: 1360-7456, Vol: 49, Issue: 1, Page: 98-110

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Englehart, Neil A.
Wiley-Blackwell; Wiley
Social Sciences; Burma; Ethnic conflict; Resource conflict; State capacity; State formation; Thailand; Political Science
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Although northern Thailand has experienced both ethnic discrimination and resource conflicts, neither has produced significant organised violence. The relative absence of ethnically mobilised natural resource conflict in northern Thailand is due in part to the historical pattern of state formation, and in part to the Thai state's capacity to deter and mediate conflicts before they escalate into organised violence. © 2008 The Author Journal compilation © 2008 Victoria University of Wellington.