Senior Teaching Fellow in 2016/17
- Dr Patrick Meehan
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- SOAS University of London
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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.
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Meehan, Patrick (2021) '"Ploughing the land five times": Opium and agrarian change in the ceasefire landscapes of south-western Shan State, Myanmar'. Journal of Agrarian Change, pp 1-24. [Forthcoming]
Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick and Bhatia, Jasmine and Ghiabi, Maziyar and Gutierrez Sanin, Francisco (2021) 'Critical policy frontiers: The drugs-development-peacebuilding trilemma'. International Journal of Drug Policy, (89) 103115.
Dan, Seng Lawn and Maran, Ja Htoi Pan and Sadan, Mandy and Meehan, Patrick and Goodhand, Jonathan (2021) 'The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in Northern Myanmar. Part one: Origins & reactions'. International Journal of Drug Policy, (89) 103181.
Meehan, Patrick (2021) 'Precarity, poverty and poppy: Encountering development in the uplands of Shan State, Myanmar'. International Journal of Drug Policy, (89) 103064.
Meehan, Patrick and Goodhand, Jonathan (2018) 'Spatialising Political Settlements'. Accord, (4), pp 14-19.
Meehan, Patrick (2018) 'Peacebuilding Amidst War in Northern Myanmar'. Accord: An international review of peace initiatives, (4), pp 34-41.
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.
Meehan, Patrick and Aung Hla, Sai and Kham Phu, Sai (2021) 'Development Zones in Conflict-Affected Borderlands: The Case of Muse, Northern Shan State, Myanmar'. In: Chettri, Mona and Eilenberg, Michael, (eds.), Development Zones in Asian Borderlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Lertchavalitsakul, Busarin and Meehan, Patrick (2020) 'Myanmar’s Contested Borderlands: Uneven Development and Ongoing Armed Conflict'. In: Simpson, Adam and Farrelly, Nicholas, (eds.), Myanmar : Politics, Economy and Society. London: Routledge.
Meehan, Patrick and Sadan, Mandy (2017) 'Borderlands'. In: Simpson, Adam and Farrelly, Nicholas and Holliday, Ian, (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar. Abingdon: Routledge, pp 83-91.
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. Copenhagen: 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.
Thomson, Nicholas and Meehan, Patrick (2021) Understanding the drugs policy landscape in Myanmar: How drugs policies and programmes intersect with conflict, peace, health and development. London, UK: SOAS University of London.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick and Thomson, Frances and Ghiabi, Maziyar and Ball, Louise (2020) Voices from the borderlands 2020: Illicit drugs, development
and peacebuilding. London: Drugs and (Dis)Order.
Meehan, Patrick (2018) What are the key factors that affect the securing and sustaining of an initial deal to reduce levels of armed conflict?: A Literature Review. London: UK Government Stabilisation Unit.
Cheng, Christine and Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick (2018) Synthesis Paper: Securing and Sustaining Elite Bargains that Reduce Violent Conflict. London: UK Government Stabilisation Unit.
Meehan, Patrick and Plonski, Sharri (2017) Brokering the margins: A review of concepts and methods. SOAS; Bath: Borderlands, Brokers and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka and Nepal: War to Peace Transitions viewed from the margins Working Paper No.1.
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.
Meehan, Patrick (2017) 'A state built on sand: How opium undermined Afghanistan, David Mansfield. London: C. Hurst & Co.2016. Pp. xviii + 352. £25 (pb). ISBN: 978‐1‐84904‐568‐1'. Journal of Agrarian Change, (17) 4, pp 789-792.
Meehan, Patrick (2021) 'Myanmar: Why peace remains elusive'.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick (2021) Drugs ‘trilemma’: how to halt the deadly trade while still ensuring development and peace.
Meehan, Patrick (2017) 'Opium and 'Development' in Myanmar: The political economy of a resurgent crop' T.note, 5.
Meehan, Patrick (2016) 'How the military benefits from Myanmar’s growing opium economy' East Asia Forum.
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