Areas of professional focus at CDE
- Transnational investment, enclosure and development cooperation
- Historical explanations of contemporary development geographies
- Land titling and property formalization
- Forest management and regulatory politics
- Rural infrastructure and industrialization
Laos, Cambodia, Mekong Region
Michael Dwyer, Micah Ingalls and Ian Baird (2016) The security exception: Development and militarization in Laos’s protected areas. Geoforum 69: 207–217.
Michael Dwyer (2016) Upland geopolitics: Finding Zomia in northern Laos c. 1875. The Journal of Lao Studies, Special Issue 3: 37-57.
Micah Ingalls and Michael Dwyer (2016) Missing the forest for the trees? Navigating the trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation under REDD. Climatic Change 136(2): 353-366.
Michael Dwyer (2015) The formalization fix? Land titling, land concessions, and the politics of spatial transparency in Cambodia. The Journal of Peasant Studies 42(5): 903–928.
Michael Dwyer, Emily Polack and Sokbunthoeun So (2015) ‘Better-practice’ concessions: Some lessons from Cambodia’s Leopard Skin landscape. International Development Policy | Revue inter-nationale de politique de développement 6.1.
Michael Dwyer (2015) Redirecting regulation? Land titling and Cambodia’s post-neoliberal conjuncture. In Governing Access to Essential Resources, edited by Katharina Pistor and Olivier de Schutter. Columbia University Press.
Michael Dwyer and Micah Ingalls (2015) REDD+ at the crossroads: Choices and tradeoffs for 2015–2020 in Laos. CIFOR Working Paper 179. Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor Indonesia.
Michael Dwyer (2015) Trying to follow the money: Possibilities and limits of investor transparency in Southeast Asia’s rush for ‘available’ land. CIFOR Working Paper 177. Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor Indonesia.
Michael Dwyer (2014) Micro-geopolitics: Capitalising security in Laos’s Golden Quadrangle. Geopolitics 19: 377–405.
Peter Messerli, Markus Giger, Michael Dwyer, Thomas Breu and Sandra Eckert (2014) The geography of large-scale land acquisitions: Analyzing socio-ecological patterns of target contexts in the global south. Applied Geography 53: 449–459.
M. B. Dwyer and I. G. Baird (2014) Principled engagement: political ecologists and their interactions outside the academy. Introduction to a set of short interventions. ACME 13(4): 473–477.
Michael Dwyer (2014) Territorial entanglements: Ambiguities of giving back in northwestern Laos [Research Note]. Journal of Research Practice 10(2), Article N9.
Michael Dwyer (2013) Building the politics machine: Tools for ‘resolving’ the global land grab. Development and Change 44(2): 309–333.
Sithong Thongmanivong, Kaisone Phengsopha, Houngphet Chantavong, Michael Dwyer and Robert Oberndorf (2009) Concession or cooperation? Impacts of recent rubber investment on land tenure and livelihoods: A case study from Oudomxai Province, Lao PDR. Unpublished, online.
Michael Dwyer (2007) Turning land into capital: A review of recent research on land concessions for investment in Lao PDR. The Land Issues Working Group of the Lao INGO Network, Vientiane. Part 1: Literature review (also in Lao language) | Part 2: Gaps and Future Research.
Link to personal webpage: dwyer.wordpress.com