Faculty Associate Nga Dao (Social Science) and Research Associate Vanessa Lamb (University of Melbourne) have authored chapters in a long-anticipated edited collection on development and dispossession in the Mekong Region.
The book examines the contradictions produced by superimposing twenty-first-century neoliberal projects onto diverse landscapes etched by decades of war and state socialism. Its chapter explore geopolitics, legacies of colonialism, ideologies of development and strategies to achieve land justice in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The resulting picture reveals the place-specific interactions of state and market ideologies, regional geopolitics and local elites in concentrating control over land.
Learn more about Turning Land into Capital: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region (University of Washington Press 2022) here: https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295750460/turning-land-into-capital/
Edited by Philip Hirsch, Kevin Woods, Natalia Scurrah and Michael B. Dwyer
Foreword by K. Sivaramakrishnan
Series edited by K. Sivaramakrishnan
Published: September 2022
Publisher: University of Washington Press