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  • The Oil Palm Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia
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  • Rob Cramb & John F. McCarthy
  • 2016
  • Published by: NUS Press Pte Ltd
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The oil palm industry has transformed rural livelihoods and landscapes across wide swathes of Indonesia and Malaysia, generating wealth along with economic, social, and environmental controversy. Who benefits and who loses from oil palm development? Can oil palm development provide a basis for inclusive and sustainable rural development? Based on detailed studies of specific communities and plantations and an analysis of the regional political economy of oil palm, this book unpicks the dominant policy narratives, business strategies, models of land acquisition, and labour-processes. It presents the oil palm industry in Malaysia and Indonesia as a complex system in which land, labour and capital are closely interconnected. Understanding this complex is a prerequisite to developing better strategies to harness the oil palm boom for a more equitable and sustainable pattern of rural development.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. List of figures
  2. pp. viii-xi
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  1. List of tables
  2. pp. xii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Rob Cramb and John F. McCarthy
  3. pp. 1-26
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  1. Characterising Oil Palm Production in Indonesia and Malaysia
  2. Rob Cramb and John F. McCarthy
  3. pp. 27-77
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  1. Interventions to Promote Smallholder Oil Palm and Socio-Economic Improvement In Indonesia
  2. Zahari Zen, Colin Barlow, Ria Gondowarsito, and John F. McCarthy
  3. pp. 78-108
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  1. Agribusiness, Agrarian Change, and the Fate of Oil Palm Smallholders in Jambi
  2. John F. Mccarthy and Zahari Zen
  3. pp. 109-154
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  1. Alternative Pathways for Smallholder Oil Palm in Indonesia: International Comparisons
  2. Lesley M. Potter
  3. pp. 155-188
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  1. The Political Economy of Large-scale Oil Palm Development in Sarawak
  2. Rob Cramb
  3. pp. 189-246
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  1. Oil Palm Smallholders and State Policies in Sarawak
  2. Rob Cramb and Patrick S. Sujang
  3. pp. 247-282
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  1. Oil Palm Plantations and Conflict in Indonesia: Evidence from West Kalimantan
  2. Patrice Levang, Wahyu F. Riva, and Meri G. Orth
  3. pp. 283-300
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  1. People, Participation, Power: The Upstream Complexity of Indonesian Oil Palm Plantations
  2. Piers Gillespie
  3. pp. 301-326
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  1. Opposition to Oil Palm Plantations in Kalimantan: Divergent Strategies, Convergent Outcomes
  2. Greg Acciaioli and Oetami Dewi
  3. pp. 327-353
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  1. Situating Transmigration in Indonesia’s Oil Palm Labour Regime
  2. Tania Murray Li
  3. pp. 354-377
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  1. Malaysian Oil Palm and Indonesian Labour Migration: A Perspective from Sarawak
  2. Sunny Sanderson
  3. pp. 378-408
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  1. Deconstructing the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  2. Oliver Pye
  3. pp. 409-441
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  1. Conclusion
  2. John F. McCarthy and Rob Cramb
  3. pp. 442-464
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  1. List of Contributors
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  1. Index
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