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Reaching across the Mekong: local socioeconomic and gender effects of Lao-Thai crossborder linkages

Die Errungenschaften jenseits des Mekong: lokale sozioökonomische und Gender-Effekte der grenzüberschreitenden Verbindungen zwischen Laos und Thailand
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Gomez Jr., José Edgardo; Southiseng, Nittana; Walsh, John; Sapuay, Samuel

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Abstract Following trade agreements between ASEAN states, the expansion of cross-border roads and bridges between Laos and Thailand has linked local communities and distant markets in increasingly diverse ways. Although the planned impacts of such integration are expected to be beneficial, effects on the ground vary, as witnessed at a sleepy outpost in Xayabury and a more vibrant crossing in Savannakhet. This paper discusses first the physical setting of such border facilities, and then explores their actual local effects on traders’ activities, highlighting changes in gender roles and perceptions of entrepreneurial competition participated in by women in the two research sites.
Keywords Thailand; Laos; developing country; Southeast Asia; border region; cross-border cooperation; woman; gender role; gender-specific factors; socioeconomic development; economic development (on national level); gender
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Political Economy; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords economic development; economic geography; gender issues; Greater Mekong Subregion; GMS; frontier trade; female entrepreneurs; regional development; 2000-2010; entrepreneurs
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 3-25
Journal Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 30 (2011) 3
ISSN 1868-4882
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works