Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.
Her latest book is “Expulsions: Complexity and Brutality in the Global Economy” (Harvard University Press).
The escalating displacement of millions of smallholders (mostly Buddhists) from the land was a major change as to who was to manage the land. Smallholders became refugees of a new economic ordering. Myanmar is not unique in this.