Dr Christophe Gironde

Dr Christophe Gironde is a political economist, currently working as a senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. He received his Ph.D. in Development Studies from the IHEID in 2001. His main teaching and research domains are agrarian change and human development. Dr Gironde has run extensive field research experience in rural Vietnam and Cambodia and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. Before joining the Institute in 2004, he worked for four years as a researcher in Norway (Fafo, International Studies) and lived for two years in Vietnam (1996-97) in the frame of his doctoral thesis. He is currently working on the process of land commercialisation and their consequences on rural livelihoods in Cambodia and Ghana.

Fields of Interest

Selected publications

Monograph, book, special issue of academic review

  • C. Gironde, C. Golay and P. Messerli (eds), 2015, Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Focus on South-East Asia, International Development  Policy series No.6, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff, poldev.revues.org/2015
  • F. Fortunel et C. Gironde (sous la direction de), 2014. L’Or Blanc. Petits et grands planteurs à l’épreuve du «boom» de l’hévéaculture. Regards croisés Viêt-nam-Cambodge, Bangkok: Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine; Carnets de l’IRASEC 24: www.irasec.com/ouvrage113
  • Le Vietnam à l’aube du XXIème siècle – Bilan et perspectives politiques, économiques et sociales, Christophe Gironde et Jean-Luc Maurer (sous la direction de), 2004, Paris : Karthala, Genève: IUHEI-IUED, 353 p.

Other publications online

  • Christophe Gironde et Olivier Tessier (2015) : Viêt Nam : les « nouveaux territoires » d’une modernisation inégalitaire, Hérodote, Les Enjeux Géopolitique du Viêt Nam, Paris : La Découverte, pp. 161-183.
  • Christophe Gironde and Gilda Senties Portilla (2015), From Lagging Behind to Losing Ground: Cambodian and Laotian Household Economy and Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Focus on South-East Asia, International Development Policy series No.6, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff, pp. 172– 204. http://poldev.revues.org/2043
  • Christophe Gironde and Christophe Golay (2015), “Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Livelihoods and Human Rights in South-East Asia” in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Focus on South-East Asia, International Development Policy series No.6, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff, pp. 275–292. http://poldev.revues.org/2065
  • C. Gironde et B. de Tréglodé (2011), “Viêt Nam : une année à l’ombre du Congrès”, in L’Asie du Sud-Est 2011, Bangkok: Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC), pp. 309-332.
  • F. Fortunel et C. Gironde (2011), “Transitions agraires et recompositions sociales en Asie du Sud-Est”, in Dynamiques des espaces ruraux dans le monde, J. Guibert (Editeur), Paris: Armand Colin (collection U), pp. 215-235.
  • Phi Van Evelyne Nguyên and Gironde Christophe (2010), Negotiating (In)dependency: Social Journeys of Vietnamese Women to Cambodia, Asian Journal of Social Science, 38: 930–944. DOI: 10.1163/156853110X5308133
  • C. Gironde (2009), “La croissance agricole et ses limites”, in Viet Nam Contemporain, Benoît de Tréglodé et Stéphane Dovert (sous la direction de), Paris: Les Indes Savantes et Bangkok: Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC), pp. 219-246.
  • C. Gironde (2009), Réformes, croissance et augmentation des inégalités dans le delta du Fleuve Rouge (1980-2000), Moussons, 13-14: 269-308. URL : http://moussons.revues.org/1025
  • C. Gironde (2008), Grandes réformes et petits arrangements dans les campagnes vietnamiennes, Autrepart, (numéro : Les mondes post-communistes – Quels capitalismes ? Quelles sociétés?), 48: 113-128. http://www.cairn.info/revue-autrepart-2008-4-page-113.htm – DOI 10.3917/autr.048.0113