Cambodia's Neoliberal Order by Simon Springer

Neoliberal economics have emerged in the post-Cold War era as the predominant ideological tenet applied to the development of countries in the global south. For much of the global south, however, the promise that markets will bring increased standards of living and emancipation from tyranny has been an empty one. Instead, neoliberalisation has increased the gap between rich and poor and unleashed a firestorm of social ills.

This book deals with the post-conflict geographies of violence and neoliberalisation in Cambodia. Applying a geographical analysis to contemporary Cambodian politics, the author employs notions of neoliberalism, public space, and radical democracy as the most substantive components of its theoretical edifice. He argues that the promotion of unfettered marketisation is the foremost causal factor in the country’s inability to consolidate democracy following a United Nations sponsored transition. The book demonstrates Cambodian perspectives on the role of public space in Cambodia's process of democratic development and explains the implications of violence and its relationship with neoliberalism.

Taking into account the transition from war to peace, authoritarianism to democracy, and command economy to a free market, this book offers a critical appraisal of the political economy in Cambodia.

 

Book Details
Title: Cambodia's Neoliberal Order: Violence, Authoritarianism, and the Contestation of Public Space
Author: Simon Springer
ISBN-10: 0415568196 Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0415627532 Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0415568197 Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0415627535 Paperback
Publisher: Routledge
Length: 224 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.2 x 0.80 inches - Hardcover
Weight: 1.1 pounds - Hardcover
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 x 0.50 inches - Paperback
Weight: 13.4 ounces -Paperback
File Size (Kindle): 740 KB

 

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