Concessions in Cambodia

Governing Profits, Extending State Power and Enclosing Resources from the Colonial Era to the Present

Authored by: Jean-Christophe Diepart , Laura Schoenberger

The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138831186
eBook ISBN: 9781315736709
Adobe ISBN: 9781317567837


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In Cambodia, the notion of concession (sambathian) traces back to the French colonial period when concessions were introduced to allow for large-scale management and exploitation of forest and fisheries resources and the development of agricultural land under plantations. Since their inception, concessions have been much more than a tool for natural resources management; they also function as a central instrument in power and governance systems. In this chapter we focus on forestry and land concessions.

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