Interview: A feminist lens on land grabbing in Cambodia, with Saba Joshi

In her PhD thesis in International Relations/Political Science Saba Joshi studies the contemporary politics of land grabbing in Cambodia with a tripartite focus on gender, resistance and state formation. Drawing on fieldwork that she conducted between 2015 and 2019, Saba Joshi examines contestation against large-scale land acquisitions, gendered experiences of dispossession and resistance, and how…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Article: Working wives: gender, labour and land commercialization in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Doctoral candidate and member of the DEMETER research team, Saba Joshi has recently published an article based on her research in Cambodia and entitled ‘Working wives: gender, labour and land commercialization in Ratanakiri, Cambodia’. In Ratanakiri province, home to a large share of Cambodia’s indigenous minorities, land commercialization involving large-scale land transfers and inmigration has…

Conference: DEMETER at the 4th CSHL Conference on Comparative Human Rights Law

The DEMETER Team in Cambodia at the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) of the Royal University of Law and Economics organized its 4th annual academic conference on 15 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The conference is a platform for researchers to present and share their research findings with the students, faculty…