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“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

Co-publication: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies


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The Palm Oil Controversy in Southeast Asia: A Transnational Perspective [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4311-45-8] 47.00 USD
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1. Introduction, by Oliver Pye, author 5.00 USD
2. Malaysian Corporations as Strategic Players in Southeast Asia's Palm Oil Industry, by Teoh Cheng Hai, author 5.00 USD
3. The Political Ecology of the Indonesian Palm Oil Industry, by Norman Jiwan, author 5.00 USD
4. Evolutionary Change in the Oil Palm Plantation Sector in Riau Province, Sumatra, by Junji Nagata, Sachiho W Arai, authors 5.00 USD
5. Contradictions of Palm Oil Promotion in the Philippines, by Mary Luz Menguita-Feranil, author 5.00 USD
6. The Political Economy of Migration and Flexible Labour Regimes: The Case of the Oil Palm Industry in Malaysia, by Johan Saravanamuttu, author 5.00 USD
7. Migration and Moral Panic: The Case of Oil Palm in Sabah, East Malaysia, by Fadzilah Majid Cooke , Dayang Suria Mulia, authors 5.00 USD
8. Reconciling Development, Conservation and Social Justice in West Kalimantan, by Dewi Oetami, author 5.00 USD
9. An Analysis of Transnational Environmental Campaigning around Palm Oil, by Oliver Pye, author 5.00 USD
10. EU Biofuel Policies and Their Implications for Southeast Asia, by Joana Chiavari, author 5.00 USD
11. Leveraging Product and Capital Flows to Promote Sustainability in the Palm Oil Industry, by Eric Wakker, author 5.00 USD
12. Free, Prior, and Informed Consent? Indigenous Peoples and the Palm Oil Boom in Indonesia, by Patrick Anderson, author 5.00 USD
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