Redressing Disadvantage or Re-arranging Inequality?: Development Interventions and local responses in the Mekong Delta
The Mekong delta of Vietnam presents a number of paradoxes for those attempting to forge a national development strategy. Since agricultural liberalization policies handed back to farmers power over their land, the delta has become the nation's most productive agricultural region. Yet the proportion of its farmers who have over the same period lost possession of their land altogether is also among the nation's highest. A second paradox is that although the Mekong delta has the poorest overland...[Show more]
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