SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Patrick Meehan

BA (Oxford) History, MSC & PhD(SOAS) Development Studies
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Patrick Meehan
Department of Development Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow in 2016/17

Name:
Dr Patrick Meehan
Email address:
Telephone:
0207 898 4521
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
296

Biography

My research explores the political economy of violence, conflict and development, and engages
specifically with the relationship between illicit economies and processes of state-building and
peace-building in borderland and frontier regions with a primary focus on Myanmar’s borderlands
with China. I completed my PhD on this subject in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS
in 2016 and I am now a Co-Investigator on a £7 million research project entitled 'Drugs and
(dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war’, which focuses on
Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.

Teaching

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Burma/Myanmar
Languages

Publications

Articles

Meehan, Patrick (2015) 'Fortifying or fragmenting the state? The political economy of the drug trade in Shan State, Myanmar, 1988-2012'. Critical Asian Studies, (47) 2, pp 253-282.

Meehan, Patrick (2011) 'Drugs, insurgency and statebuilding in Burma: Why the drugs trade is central to Burma’s changing political order'. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, (42) 3, pp 376-404.

Book Chapters

Meehan, Patrick (2016) 'The continuation of war by other means: An anatomy of the Palaung ceasefire in northern Shan State'. In: Sadan, Mandy, (ed.), War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994–2011. NIAS Press.

Meehan, Patrick (2015) 'Drugs, local politics and the subversion of global counter-narcotics ideology in Burma’s eastern borderlands, 1988-2012'. Local Politics, Global Impacts: Steps to a Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Scales. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, pp 79-104.

Monographs and Working Papers

Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick and Perez-Nino, Helena (2014) Drugs, (dis)order and agrarian change: the political economy of drugs and its relevance to international drug policy. NOREF Occasional Publication.

 

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