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Author Dwyer, Michael B., author.

Title Upland geopolitics : postwar Laos and the global land rush / Michael B. Dwyer.

Publication Info. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2022]


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Culture, place, and nature : studies in anthropology and environment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Governing the Global Land Rush -- Where the Rubber Meets the Road : Uneven Enclosure in Northwestern Laos -- A Real Country? De-Nationalizing the Lao Uplands, 1955-1975 -- The Geography of Security : Population Management Work, 1975-2000 -- Micro-Geopolitics : Turning Battlefields into Marketplaces, 2000-2018 -- Paper Landscapes : State Formation and Spatial Legibility in Postwar Laos -- Conclusion : The Politics of Spatial Transparency.
Summary "In the twenty-first century, transnational land deals in the Global South have become increasingly prevalent and controversial. Widely seen as a new global land grab, transnational access to arable land in impoverished "land-rich" countries in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia highlights the link between the shifting geopolitics of economic development and problems of food security, climate change, and regional and international trade. Drawing on ethnographic and archival research, Upland Geopolitics uses the case of Chinese agribusiness investment in northern Laos-one of China's first sustained forays into foreign land deals during the boom years of the early 2000s-to study the unbalanced geography of the new global land rush. Contemporary Laos serves as a stage on which the growing frustration with traditional Western assistance is leading to new forms of South-South development cooperation. Connecting the current rubber plantation boom to a longer trajectory of foreign intervention in the region, Upland Geopolitics reveals how legacies of Cold War conflict continue to pave the way for transnational enclosure in a socially uneven landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
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Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Land use, Rural -- Government policy -- Laos.
Uplands -- Economic aspects -- Laos.
Land tenure -- Laos.
Rubber plantations -- Political aspects -- Laos.
Rubber industry and trade -- Laos -- Foreign ownership.
Investments, Foreign -- Laos.
Economic development -- Laos.
Rural development -- Laos.
Laos -- Foreign economic relations -- China.
China -- Foreign economic relations -- Laos.
Utilisation agricole du sol -- Politique gouvernementale -- Laos.
Hautes terres -- Aspect économique -- Laos.
Plantations d'arbres à caoutchouc -- Aspect politique -- Laos.
Caoutchouc -- Industrie -- Laos -- Propriété étrangère.
Investissements étrangers -- Laos.
Développement économique -- Laos.
Développement rural -- Laos.
Economic development
International economic relations
Investments, Foreign
Land tenure
Land use, Rural -- Government policy
Rural development
Indexed Term Asian history
Other Form: Print version: Dwyer, Michael B. Upland geopolitics Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2022] 9780295750484 (DLC) 2021050722
ISBN 0295750502
9780295750507 (electronic bk.)
9780295750484 (hardcover)
9780295750491 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000071991183

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