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Contingent Sovereignty: Cross-Border Rentals in the Cambodia–Vietnam Borderland

Mahanty, Sango


An investigation of land rentals by Vietnamese farmers in Cambodian border districts reveals the contingent nature of state sovereignty in a postconflict borderland. Cross-border leasing activity has prompted criticism that Cambodia's “national sovereignty” has been weakened. Although it is in the interests of the ruling party to demonstrate firm control of the Cambodia–Vietnam border, land rentals expose three key factors that mitigate this interest. First, they uncover the emergence of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-11-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the American Association of Geographers
DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2017.1374162


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