Competing Hegemonies Foreign-Dominated Processes of Development in Cambodia. Research Program Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research WOTRO Science for Global Development Integrated Programs 2009-2015.
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CompetingHegemoniesForeign-DominatedProcesses of Development in Cambodia
WOTRO Sciencefor Global Development
This program addresses foreign-dominated processes of development in Cambodia, in particular economic growth and democratization,
Within a theoretical framework based on critical perspectives on globalization and development,
In a context within which these processes are shaped by the current Western practice of promoting democracy and the strong (East) Asian economic presence.
The focus is on a plethora of (foreign) institutional actors
Who are cooperating, competing and conflicting in the Cambodian ‘development industry’
And who – by doing so – create opportunities and threats for (newly emerging and established) Cambodian actors.
The program is an Integrated Program; it aims at
In which ways do the partly converging and partly conflicting worldviews and interests of foreign hegemonies and related Cambodian stakeholders affect both the formation of a civil society and the development of an embedded economy?
Five (overlapping) clusters of institutionalactors:
1. Local and international NGOs
2. The Cambodian private sector
3. Foreigninvestors (China mainland, South Korea…)
4. Government (multiple levels)
5. Ethnicgroups, Cambodian diaspora and returnees
6. The HigherEducation sector