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Rethinking state–ethnic minority relations in Laos: Internal resettlement, land reform and counter-territorialization

Lestrelin Guillaume. 2011. Rethinking state–ethnic minority relations in Laos: Internal resettlement, land reform and counter-territorialization. Political Geography, 30 (6) : pp. 311-319.

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Quartile : Q1, Sujet : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : GEOGRAPHY

Liste HCERES des revues (en SHS) : oui

Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Economie-gestion; Géographie-Aménagement-Urbanisme-Architecture; Science politique

Abstract : Democratic participation and the political weight of ethnic minorities have generally increased across Southeast Asia. Indigenous movements, alliances with nongovernmental organizations and legal challenges have become important instruments for laying claims on customary resources and influencing or countering state territorialization. While such strategies are generally not feasible in one-party states such as the Lao People's Democratic Republic, minorities may also engage in more subtle and covert forms of counter-territorialization. This paper provides a detailed account of local responses to internal resettlement and land reform in two minority villages of northern Laos. Drawing upon Michel Foucault's description of governmentality, it discusses the functioning of state–ethnic minority relations and argues for a critical yet nuanced perspective on the agency of ethnic minorities vis-à-vis state territorialization. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Utilisation des terres, Groupe éthnique, Groupe minoritaire, Communauté rurale, Gouvernance, Réforme foncière, approches participatives, accès à la terre, Développement régional, Politique foncière

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : République démocratique populaire lao

Mots-clés complémentaires : Développement territorial

Classification Agris : E11 - Land economics and policies
E50 - Rural sociology
E51 - Rural population
E14 - Development economics and policies

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

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