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Land degradation in Laos: Materiality and discourses

Building on recent debates related to environment change an knowledge production, this paper examines the social construction and political outcomes of the current official discourse on land degradation in laos. Despite a significant lack of empirical evidence, upland degradation is represented by government of the country . The paper argues that the development policy resulting from this particular perspective supports and legitimates the attempt of the lowland political elites to expand their control over upland resources and populations.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Environment and natural resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Luangnamtha
  • Luangprabang
  • Xayabouly
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Correspondence to : Guillaume Lestrelin IRD, P.O.Box 5992 Vientiane, Lao PDR Email: Tel: +856 20 59 39 443 Fax: +856 21 41 29 93

Author (individual) Guillaume Lestrelin
Publication place Vientiane, Laos
Publisher University of Durham
Publication date 2004
Pagination 54
Keywords development policy,political ecology,land degradation,environmental discourse
Date uploaded November 19, 2017, 20:40 (UTC)
Date modified June 20, 2018, 08:23 (UTC)