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The Palm Oil Controversy in Southeast Asia: A Transitional Perspective

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Editor: Oliver Pye & Jayati Bhattacharya
Paperback, 283 pages
Subject: Oil Palm, Palm Oil, Economy, Environment
Condition: Good
Publisher: ISEAS
Year: 2016
For those who might imagine that multinational plantations are merely "leftovers" of colonial economies and labour regimes, here is a book that powerfully forces one to think  again. In this excellent, if sobering, collection of essays on the past, present and future of the oil palm industry in Southeast Asia, the reader is plunged into some of the most economically dramatic, environmentally damaging sites of expanding commodity production in the twenty-first century. In tracing the changing uses of palm oil cultivation, processing, and management address the key and urgent problems looming before the wold today. No commodity is more implicated in new forms and land dispossession, capital investment, European Union policies in biofuels, and the control (and lack of regulation) on greenhouse gasses. This collection is a disquieting window on the future and not least on to the new ways in which NGOs, indigenous communities, and labour organizations are demanding accountability for projects and contracts that over the last three decades have been implicated in the social and environmental ecologies of so many lives. - Ann Laura Stoler, The New School for Social Research, New York


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 interest, stimulating a transitional 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 society's concerns about palm oil's role in global warming, human rights abuses, land grabbing and biodiversity loss, now need to be compensated by legal, regulatory and governance reforms to be effective. - Marcus Colchester, Director, Forest Peoples Programme


... an informative and well-written account of the challenges facing the production of oil palm. Through the use of the case studies the authors detail the issues faced and the steps taken to produce sustainable palm oil ... - Simon Lord, Group Director for Sustainability, New Britain Palm Oil
The Palm Oil Controversy in Southeast Asia: A Transitional Perspective
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