Legal Pluralism and Equity: Some Reflections on Land Reform in Cambodia

Justice for the Poor, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2008

4 Pages Posted: 16 May 2008 Last revised: 10 Aug 2009

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Daniel Adler

BA, LLB

Douglas J. Porter

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Woolcock

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Abstract

Institutional reforms in contemporary Cambodia are being undertaken in an environment characterized by pervasive legal pluralism - the not uncommon situation in which numerous, contradictory and competing sets of rules and norms regulate social, economic and political relationships. This paper examines how a series of reforms around land tenure and dispute resolution play out in a context of legal pluralism.

Keywords: Cambodia, law, land, legal pluralism

JEL Classification: K11, O17

Suggested Citation

Adler, Daniel and Porter, Douglas J. and Woolcock, Michael, Legal Pluralism and Equity: Some Reflections on Land Reform in Cambodia. Justice for the Poor, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1133690

Douglas J. Porter

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Michael Woolcock

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://ksgfaculty.harvard.edu/michael_woolcock

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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