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Liquid Labourscape: Ad Hoc Experimentation in a Chinese Special Economic Zone in Laos

Diana, Antonella

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Chinese-established Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Laos have been criticised as being sites of neoliberal exception, sustained by a Chinese logic of self-entrepreneurship and selfdetermination—or a soft version of colonialera extraterritoriality. This essay argues that such areas are, in fact, a frontier space of post-socialist ad hoc experimentation, within which the Lao state haphazardly tests new socioeconomic and governing mechanisms under authoritarian rule in order to produce revenue and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDiana, Antonella
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T03:15:40Z
dc.date.available2020-06-16T03:15:40Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760461980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205181
dc.description.abstractChinese-established Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Laos have been criticised as being sites of neoliberal exception, sustained by a Chinese logic of self-entrepreneurship and selfdetermination—or a soft version of colonialera extraterritoriality. This essay argues that such areas are, in fact, a frontier space of post-socialist ad hoc experimentation, within which the Lao state haphazardly tests new socioeconomic and governing mechanisms under authoritarian rule in order to produce revenue and perpetuate its power over Lao citizens and territory.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofGilded Age: Made in China Yearbook 2017
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dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleLiquid Labourscape: Ad Hoc Experimentation in a Chinese Special Economic Zone in Laos
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.date.issued2018-04
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.identifier.doi10.22459/MIC.04.2018.12
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND; creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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