My central research question is: How do the limits and possibilities for democratic land institutions play out in Myanmar’s regime transition with multiple ethnic groups in the era of a global land rush?

Going beyond the question of land institutions, its larger theoretical contribution is concerned with whether and how a nascent democracy and property-based capitalism can co-exist, and how the three interlinked processes shape this relationship.

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Promotor M.N. Spoor (Max) , S.M. Borras jr. (Saturnino)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The fieldwork for this research was partially funded by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Program of the Tokyo Foundation and Nippon Foundation.
ISBN 978-90-6490-080-8
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Mark, S. (2017, December 6). Land tenure reform in Myanmar's regime transition : Political Legitimacy versus Capital Accumulation. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from