Title
Land rights as an engine of growth? An analysis of Cambodian land grabs in the context of development theory Land rights as an engine of growth? An analysis of Cambodian land grabs in the context of development theory
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Land use policy. - London
Volume/pages
38(2014) , p. 564-572
ISSN
0264-8377
ISI
000335424100053
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Forceful evictionshavebecomeaseriousprobleminCambodiawithanincreasingnumberoffami- lies beingdeprivedoftheirland,homesandlivelihoodswithoutcompensation.Thisarticleanalyses Cambodian landrightsinthecontextofeconomicdevelopmenttheory.Itassesseswhetherincreas- ing economicinequalities,stemmingfromforcefulevictions,canbecategorizedasanimpedimentto Cambodian economicgrowth.TheCambodiancaseillustratesthatalackofgoodgovernancedueto corruption leadstotheunequaldistributionoflandwhich,inturn,causesinequitableeconomicdevel- opment. ThepaperconcludesthatCambodiaistrappedinaviciouscycleofinequality,whichisupheldby elites whobenefitfromevictionsandlandconcessionswhileevicteesbecometrappedinpoverty.Given that thepopulationisgrowingangrier,thearticlewarnsofpotentialforaviolentrevolutionthatcould have disastrousconsequencesfortheCambodiankingdom,acountrythatrecentlyemergedfromyears of civilconflictsandisstillintheprocessofrebuildingitssocialfabric.
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