Reference : Relations between peasantry and state in contemporary Cambodia: A critical journey fr...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/215031
Relations between peasantry and state in contemporary Cambodia: A critical journey from lowland to upland regions
English
Diepart, Jean-Christophe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Agronomie, Bio-ingénierie et Chimie (AgroBioChem) > Modélisation et développement >]
2017
The Newsletter of the International Institute for Asian Studies
78
38-39
Yes
International
[en] Cambodia ; Land tenure ; Polictics
[en] In the early eighties, after a decade of civil war and violence, and in the context of post-war reconstruction and international isolation, the Cambodian peasantry and state were faced with the overwhelming task of attaining food security and laying the foundations for agricultural development. Access to land was relatively equitable and smallholder farmers took center stage in these reconstruction efforts. Within
a decade, resilient peasants managed to ensure a reasonable degree of food and land tenure security. However, in the nineties the balance of power between the peasantry and the state shifted with the re-emergence and consolidation of large-scale forest and fisheries concessions serving the centralization of power. In the early years of 2000, the modernization of agrarian systems imagined by the government, the advisers of the ruling party and international advisers, triggered dramatic transformations in the rural landscape of Cambodia. The approaches and impacts were furthermore geographically differentiated between the lowland central plain and the upland areas.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/215031

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