CDSSEA 25: Cambodian Migrants

Social Protection, Local Integration and Multiple Boundaries in the Thai Border Villages of Khok Sung, Sa Kaeo Province

This research examines the local integration and social protections of Cambodian migrants in the Thai border villages of Khok Sung district, Sa Kaeo province. Migrants negotiate multiple boundaries—physical, social and legal—to gain integration, acceptance, and social protection. Extensive interviews with more than one hundred interviewees and key informants in different villages reveal how livelihoods, attitudes and perceptions of migrants and local citizens both enable and limit social protection for migrants; from local collective practice to state-based mechanisms. 

Publication date : January 2019
Price : 250 Baht / 8 US$