Publication
Title
Land rights as an engine of growth? An analysis of Cambodian land grabs in the context of development theory
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Land use policy. - London
Publication
London : 2014
ISSN
0264-8377
Volume/pages
38(2014), p. 564-572
ISI
000335424100053
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 15.07.2014
Last edited 28.07.2017