This year saw continued economic growth but increasing discontent over inequality and dispossession. Mindful of upcoming elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen declared a “war on land-grabbing,” with little practical effect. Infighting within the political opposition consolidated the government's electoral prospects, while the protests of the poor were forcibly suppressed.
Cambodia in 2007: Development and Dispossession
Caroline Hughes is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Asian Studies, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, U.K. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Caroline Hughes; Cambodia in 2007: Development and Dispossession. Asian Survey 1 February 2008; 48 (1): 69–74. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2008.48.1.69
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