Cambodia

Norén-Nilsson, Astrid: Cambodia at a Crossroads. The Narratives of Cambodia National Rescue Party Supporters after the 2013 Elections, pp. 261-278

Across Southeast Asia, election promises commonly centre on preferential access to state resources, rather than on policy platforms. In Cambodia, gift-giving practices have been a key strategy for the dominant Cambodian People’s Party to seek elec­toral support. The surge in support for opposition CNRP in the 2013 elections, cam­paigning on an anti-money politics agenda, raises questions about popular percep­tions of political gift-giving.

Karbaum, Markus: The Dynamics of Social Change in Cambodia. Moving away from Traditionalism?, pp. 229-259

Despite enormous exogenous influence since the early 1990s and considerable changes caused by the economic rebound, Cambodian society still appears largely traditional and has taken only limited steps towards modernization. Although the motivation of the current regime – maintaining its hegemony – does not offer incen­tives for the evolution of modern attitudes, perceptions and behavior, the impact of a change in government would not be sufficient for a general shift.

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