Concessions in Cambodia: Governing profits, extending state power and enclosing resources from the colonial era to the present | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
December 2017
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
MLRF:2111
Pages: 
157-168

ABSTRACTED FROM CHAPTER INTRODUCTION: In Cambodia, the notion of concession (sambathian) traces back to the French colonial period when concessions were introduced to allow for large scale management and exploitation of forest and fisheries resources and the development of agricultural land under plantations. Since their inception, concessions have been much more than a tool for natural resources management; they also function as a central instrument in power and governance systems. In this chapter we focus on forestry and land concessions.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Diepart, Jean Christophe Schoenberger, Laura Brickell, Katherine Springer, Simon
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