The	Palm	Oil	Controversy	in	Southeast	Asia:	A	Transnational	Perspective

The Palm Oil Controversy in Southeast Asia: A Transnational Perspective

by Oliver Pye

“This engaged and vital edited volume brings together the varied viewpoints of academics, consultants and activists all concerned with the astonishing expansion of palm oil as a globally traded commodity. It reveals how this complex, contested and controversial expression of globalization transcends narrow national and sectoral interests, stimulating a transnational exchange of goods, capital and labour, as well as laws, norms, values and even understanding. Compelling, readable and insightful, the study shows that corporate responses to civil societys concerns about palm oils role in global warming, human rights abuses, land grabbing and biodiversity loss, now need to be complemented by legal, regulatory and governance reforms to be effective.”

—Marcus Colchester, Director, Forest Peoples Programme

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Preliminary Pages
1. Introduction
2. Malaysian Corporations as Strategic Players in Southeast Asia's Palm Oil Industry
3. The Political Ecology of the Indonesian Palm Oil Industry
4. Evolutionary Change in the Oil Palm Plantation Sector in Riau Province, Sumatra
5. Contradictions of Palm Oil Promotion in the Philippines
6. The Political Economy of Migration and Flexible Labour Regimes: The Case of the Oil Palm Industry in Malaysia
7. Migration and Moral Panic: The Case of Oil Palm in Sabah, East Malaysia
8. Reconciling Development, Conservation and Social Justice in West Kalimantan
9. An Analysis of Transnational Environmental Campaigning around Palm Oil
10. EU Biofuel Policies and Their Implications for Southeast Asia
11. Leveraging Product and Capital Flows to Promote Sustainability in the Palm Oil Industry
12. Free, Prior, and Informed Consent? Indigenous Peoples and the Palm Oil Boom in Indonesia
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  • Number of Pages : 283
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 400g
  • Product Code : 9789814311441
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Oliver Pye

Oliver Pye is a Lecturer in Southeast Asian Studies at Bonn University.