What will we do without our land? : land grabs and resistance in rural Cambodia

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dc.contributor.advisor Borras, Saturnino M.
dc.coverage.spatial Cambodia
dc.creator Schneider, Alison Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-28T12:31:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-28T12:31:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other HD890.3 Z63 S37 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23739
dc.description ii, 144 leaves : col. maps ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 112-142).
dc.description.abstract Dynamics of the global land grab are exemplified in Cambodia, where at least 27 forced evictions took place in 2009, affecting 23,000 people. Estimates suggest that 15 to 20 percent of the population is landless or 'near landless'. Evictions of the rural poor are legitimized by the assumption that non-private land is idle, marginal, or degraded and available for capitalist exploitation. This paper: (1)views accumulation by dispossession as a defining characteristic of land grabs; (2) questions the assumption that land is idle; (3) explores whether land grabs can be regulated through a 'code of conduct'; (4) considers peasant resistance to land grabs. Overall, the Cambodian case studies confirm that land grabs are not benefiting the rural poor. Peasants challenge the existing distribution of power. Although 'everyday forms of peasant politics' are prevalent, 'advocacy politics' is slowly emerging as peasants activate their agency in an effort to prevent the loss of their land and livelihoods. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HD890.3.Z63
dc.subject.lcsh Land tenure -- Cambodia
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Rural -- Cambodia
dc.subject.lcsh Rural poor -- Cambodia
dc.title What will we do without our land? : land grabs and resistance in rural Cambodia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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