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Vulnerability, control and oil palm in Sarawak: globalization and a new era?

Cooke, Fadzilah


In the post logging era, Sarawak is being restructured to make way for large-scale oil palm plantations. In this restructuring, the vulnerabilities of particular areas are being used in a wider battle to control production, particularly for export. Native customary lands, considered 'unproductive' or 'idle' by officials, are the target of oil palm plantation development under a new land development programme called Konsep Baru (New Concept). This article looks at the contradictions generated by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Development and Change


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