M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Political Science
Anti-Vietnamese sentiment has been the most highly displayed rhetoric by generations of Cambodian politicians. In contemporary Cambodia, the opposition parties have actively engaged in tirades aimed at the Vietnamese and the ruling CPP which came to power with Vietnamese military support in 1979. How are we to explain the hatred against the Vietnamese in Cambodia? From the examination of the activities of the BLDP, the royalist FUNCINPEC, and the CNRP, we conclude that relative deprivation of a role of power on the political stage emerges as a potential factor that explains why members of Cambodian opposition parties have taken a stand against the Vietnamese and Vietnam-installed CPP.
Khun, Ratanak, "Relative Deprivation and Xenophobia: Patterns of Anti-Vietnamese Radicalism among Cambodia's Opposition Parties from 1993 - Present" (2020). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 7250.
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