Article: Contesting land grabs, negotiating statehood: the politics of international accountability mechanisms and land disputes in rural Cambodia

Dr Saba Joshi, a member of DEMETER’s Cambodia team has published a new article in Third World Quarterly. The piece focuses on issues of hybrid governance and legal pluralism in order to better understand the potential and limitations of the use of ‘forum shopping’ by rural communities seeking redress in cases of land grabbing. The…

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Public event: Gender, Land and the Right to Food in Southeast Asia

Date: 22 July 2019, 18:00-19:30 Venue: 6th floor, Kasem-uttayanin building (Rattasart Hok Sib Pee), Faculty of Political Science Chulalongkorn University Southeast Asia is going through accelerated agrarian transition due to a number of factors, including transnational land acquisitions, domestic investors, migrants, conservation efforts, and government policies. This affects rural livelihoods, impacting food security and social…

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Article: The poverty of neoliberalized feminism: gender equality in a ‘best practice’ large-scale land investment in Ghana

DEMETER team members Kristina Lanz and Elisabeth Prügl have published a new article in the Journal of Peasant Studies. The article examines the adoption of feminist ideas by neoliberal agricultural actors working through public-private partnerships and in agribusiness. Rhetorically committed to gender equality, these new development actors have reduced equality to a matter of numbers, seeking…

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Article: Dépossession foncière, transition agraire et capacité d’adaptation: Devenir des populations autochtones de Ratanakiri (Cambodge)

Gironde, C. and A. Torrico Ramirez. 2019. Dépossession foncière, transition agraire et capacité d’adaptation: Devenir des populations autochtones de Ratanakiri (Cambodge). Revue internationale des études du développement. 238(2): 291-322. DEMETER team members Christophe Gironde and Andres Torrico Ramirez recently published some of the results of their work in Northeastern Cambodia in the Revue internationale des…

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DEMETER Researchers at the “Seeds of Change” Conference, Canberra, 2-5 April

Alice Beban and Joanna Bourke Martignoni presented their work ‘Social Security in the Extractive State: Gender, Land Inheritance and Agrarian Change in Cambodia’, at the Seeds of Change Conference in Canberra. The paper explores the way in which land scarcity and massive deforestation, driven by government policies promoting Economic Land Concessions along with the in-migration…

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