Palm Oil as a Transnational Crisis in South-East Asia

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Resource Type
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Creator
  • Pye, Oliver (Bonn University, Germany)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    2(2)
Publication Date
2009
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Palm Oil; Climate Change; Agrofuels; Transnational Activism; Indonesia; Malaysia
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper discusses the recent palm oil expansion as a multiple crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and (failed) development. It draws on recent research on the Malaysian “Palm Oil Industrial Complex” and on transnational campaign coalitions around palm oil to explore the transnational dimensions of the palm oil crisis. It argues that a new campaign coalition around the issue of agrofuel policies in the European Union has emerged that links social and environmental struggles in Indonesia and Europe. This new transnational activism not only rejects the palm oil development paradigm, but also points to possible alternative development futures.
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Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
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  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-2.2-5 (Text)

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