Upland Geopolitics: Postwar Laos and the Global Land Rush (Culture) (Paperback)

Upland Geopolitics: Postwar Laos and the Global Land Rush (Culture) By Michael B. Dwyer, K. Sivaramakrishnan (Editor), K. Sivaramakrishnan (Foreword by) Cover Image

Upland Geopolitics: Postwar Laos and the Global Land Rush (Culture) (Paperback)


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In the twenty-first century, land deals in the Global South have become increasingly prevalent and controversial. Transnational access to arable land in impoverished "land-rich" countries in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia highlights the link between the shifting geopolitics of economic development and problems of food security, climate change, and regional and international trade. Drawing on ethnographic and archival research, Upland Geopolitics uses the case of Chinese agribusiness investment in northern Laos to study the unbalanced geography of the new global land rush. Connecting the current rubber plantation boom to a longer trajectory of foreign intervention in the region, Upland Geopolitics reveals how legacies of Cold War conflict continue to pave the way for transnational enclosure in a socially uneven landscape.

Upland Geopolitics is freely available in an open access edition thanks to TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) and the generous support of Indiana University.

DOI: 10.6069/9780295750507

Michael Dwyer is assistant professor of geography at Indiana University Bloomington.

Product Details ISBN: 9780295750491
ISBN-10: 0295750499
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Culture