Economic History Of Cambodia In The Twentieth Century


by Slocomb, Margaret

Economic History Of Cambodia In The Twentieth Century

Price:  US$27.36   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 345 pages
Published:  2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789971694999
SB#:  049870 (160)

About This Book

The course of economic change in 20th-century Cambodia was marked by a series of deliberate "conscious human efforts" that were typically extreme and ideologically driven. While colonisation, protracted war and violent revolution are commonly blamed for Cambodia's failure to modernise its economy in the 20th century, Margaret Slocomb's Economic History of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century questions whether these circumstances changed the underlying structures and relations of production. She also asks whether economic factors in some way instigated war and revolution. In exploring these issues, the book tracks the erratic path taken by Cambodia's political elite and earlier colonial rulers to develop a national economy. To document Cambodia's path towards a modern economy, the author draws on resources from the State Archives of Cambodia not previously referenced in scholarly texts. The book closes around 2005, by which time Cambodia had been reintegrated into both the regional and the global economy as a fully-fledged member of the World Trade Organization.


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