The Political Economy of Land Governance in Lao PDR
This country level analysis addresses land governance in Laos in two ways. First, it summarises what the existing body of knowledge tells us about power and configurations that shape access to and exclusion from land, particularly among smallholders, the rural..
The Political Economy of Land Governance in the Mekong Region
Land governance is a scaled issue, involving broad level influences at the global, regional, national and local scales. This paper seeks to explain the main parameters of land governance at the regional scale, with a particular focus on the Mekong..
Comment on AIBB Draft Environmental and Social Framework
This memo was prepared by MRLG in reply to a consultation organized by the Secretariat of AIIB ‘Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on its proposed « environmental and Social Framework ». AIBB is a major regional initiative, supported by China, which..
The Neoliberal Agricultural Modernization Model: A Fundamental Cause for Large-Scale Land Acquisition and Counter Land Reform Policies in the Mekong Region
This conference paper examines how the ideology and programmatic set of policies coined in the term ‘neoliberal modernization’ applies to agriculture and practices in the Mekong region. The authors suggest post-war/post-socialist authoritarian states in the Mekong Region have opportunistically embraced..