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Vietnam's cross-border timber crackdown and the quest for state legitimacy

To, phuc; Mahanty, Sango


The cross-border timber trade between Cambodia and Vietnam provides a window into frictions between different tiers of government in Vietnam. Divergent central and provincial government interests in the cross-border timber trade show that state legitimacy is multi-dimensional and can stem from conflicting sources. The central government's recent devolution of regulatory powers over the cross-border timber trade has enabled provincial authorities to increase illicit timber flows from Cambodia to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Geography
DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102066


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