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Certification and Communities: Alternatives for Regulating the Environmental and Social Impacts of Shrimp Farming
Summary This paper examines two distinct environmental regulatory networks for shrimp farming, one based in certification, the other in community and local government regulation. Field research inExpand
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Territorialization and state power in Thailand
Weber and many other theorists have defined the state as a political organization that claims and upholds a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force in a given territory.1 Writers who draw onExpand
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Genealogies of the Political Forest and Customary Rights in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand
How have national and state governments the world over come to “own” huge expanses of territory under the rubric of “national forest,” “national parks,” or “wastelands”? The two contradictoryExpand
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Rice Paddy or Shrimp Pond: Tough Decisions in Rural Thailand
Abstract Thailand is the world’s largest producer of cultured shrimp. Despite problems with poor environmental conditions and outbreaks of disease that have led to the large-scale abandonment ofExpand
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Land to some tillers: development-induced displacement in Laos
Development in all its forms is inherently a spatial activity. From the most grandiose megaproject employing armies of development experts, to the smallest scale community-based resource managementExpand
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Political Ecologies of War and Forests: Counterinsurgencies and the Making of National Natures
We examine the significance of a specific type of political violence—counterinsurgency—in the making of political forests, providing a link between literatures on the political ecology of forests andExpand
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Racialization and Citizenship in Thai Forest Politics
The first part of this article argues for the usefulness of the concept of racialization in understanding the intersection between identity and resource politics in Southeast Asia. The production ofExpand
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A Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture in Thailand1
ABSTRACT This paper uses themes from political ecology to develop insights into the billion dollar shrimp aquaculture sector in Thailand. We find that corporations can exercise only limited controlExpand
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Mapping nature: Territorialization of forest rights in Thailand
In Thailand, as elsewhere, the administrative definition of forest has changed from one based on classification by species to one based on territory. This process was an important facet of the moreExpand
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Property rights in protected areas : obstacles to community involvement as a solution in Thailand
Conflicts between local people and managers of protected areas (PAs) have often undermined conservation goals in Asia. Since the 1970s, conservation planners have tried to address these problems byExpand
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