What Matters

The Misconception of the “Pubic /private Dichotomy”: Women’s Roles in Politics and Protest Movements (What Matters No. 4)

  • April 5, 2021
  • ISP Admin
(The original Burmese version was published on the Facebook page of ISP-Myanmar on March 8, 2021) Since the coup d’état by the Myanmar military on February 1, 2021, there have been mass protests against injustice across the country Women protesters of various ages and different social strata have played a leading role in the protest movement with adolescent women playing an active part Read more...

Explanatory Variables for United Nations’ Intervention in Humanitarian Crises (What Matters No. 3)

  • April 5, 2021
  • ISP Admin
It is important to study this research work as it provides a deeper understanding of the differences in the varying UN responses to the humanitarian crises UN is an intergovernmental organization comprised of virtually all the countries over the world and its five powerful member countries are the permanent members of the UNSC, the major decision-making body of the Read more...

Victims of violent crackdowns (What Matters No. 2 - From February 1 to March 4, 2021)

  • April 5, 2021
  • ISP Admin
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has recorded data related to those arrested in connection with the protests that followed the military coup; number and cause of death; how the security personnel have dealt with mass protests; and reports on violations of human rights and dignity Daily logs are also available on the AAPP website and Facebook pages Information can also be sent to AAPP for those who are not yet on the Read more...

The Making of Political Repression Backfires (What Matters No. 1)

  • April 5, 2021
  • ISP Admin
Scholars and researchers alike have long puzzled over whether brutal repression undermines mass uprisings or emboldens even more courage and determination of the popular movements, thereby undercutting the regime's legitimacy and precipitating the governmental overthrow Conventional wisdom suggests that brutal repression weakens mass Read more...