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Shadow Economies and the State: A Comparison of Cassava and Timber Networks on the Cambodia-Vietnam Frontier

Mahanty, Sango


This article extends understandings of “shadow economies” – networked, economic exchanges outside formal state regulation – and specifically how they are socially, economically and politically nested within frontier landscapes. The article analyses two related commodities that are often cast differently upon the legality spectrum: timber and cassava. By comparing the actors, relationships and practices that facilitate timber and cassava trade across the Cambodia-Vietnam border, two significant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-12-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Asia
DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1545917
Access Rights: Open Access


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