Title
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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