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Vietnam's new order : international perspectives on the State and reform in Vietnam /
edited by Stéphanie Balme and Mark Sidel.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
description
x, 262 p. : ill.
ISBN
1403975523
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Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
isbn
1403975523
general note
"This volume is primarily the product of two conferences on contemporary Vietnam convened by the Research Group on Contemporary Vietnam of the Centre d'Etudes et de Relations Internationales (CERI) at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in the fall of 2003 and 2004"--Introd.
catalogue key
6091815
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-10-01:
This volume draws on papers presented at conferences convened in 2003-04 by the Paris-based Research Group on Contemporary Vietnam. The authors, mostly political scientists and legal scholars, hail from nine countries, including Vietnam. The essays in the first part of the book focus on Vietnam's growing engagement with regional and international organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the World Trade Organization, its efforts to resolve border disputes with neighbor countries, and the impact of globalization on Vietnam's national identity. The latter half of the book concentrates on changes in Vietnam's legal system, national legislature, and public administration. The overall themes of the volume, cogently and comparatively addressed in the introduction by Leslie Holmes, are Vietnam's transformation into a postcommunist system and the likelihood that the ruling communist party may face a regime-challenging legitimacy crisis as it continues to carry out major reforms in both its foreign and domestic policies. The main conclusion of the contributors is that, by and large, Vietnam's leaders have so far managed the process of reform quite effectively, but that a sharp downturn in economic performance could undermine the party-state's basis of legitimacy. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty. W. A. Joseph Wellesley College
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"This collection of well-crafted essays marks a major contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the making of a new Vietnamese 'order' since the 1980s. Not only do the authors examine the interconnected transformation of Vietnam at the state, regional and international levels, but they often compare Vietnam's experience to that of other postcommunist states. Scholars, policy makers, diplomats, and general readers intrigued by Vietnam will all find something of great interest in these thoughtful essays. Those working in comparative politics and on postcommunist societies will certainly not be disappointed."--Christopher Goscha, Professor of International Relations, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
"This collection of well-crafted essays marks a major contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the making of a new Vietnamese 'order' since the 1980s. Not only do the authors examine the interconnected transformation of Vietnam at the state, regional and international levels, but they often compare Vietnam's experience to that of other postcommunist states. Scholars, policy makers, diplomats, and general readers intrigued by Vietnam will all find something of great interest in these thoughtful essays. Those working in comparative politics and on postcommunist societies will certainly not be disappointed." --Christopher Goscha, Professor of International Relations, Universite du Quebec a Montreal "Recommended." CHOICE
"This collection of well-crafted essays marks a major contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the making of a new Vietnamese 'order' since the 1980s. Not only do the authors examine the interconnected transformation of Vietnam at the state, regional and international levels, but they often compare Vietnam's experience to that of other postcommunist states. Scholars, policy makers, diplomats, and general readers intrigued by Vietnam will all find something of great interest in these thoughtful essays. Those working in comparative politics and on postcommunist societies will certainly not be disappointed." --Christopher Goscha, Professor of International Relations, Université du Québec à Montréal
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This volume brings together international specialists on Vietnam and its reform process to explore the impact of reform in Vietnam on the Vietnamese state, society, and order, and Vietnam's international and regional environment.
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This volume brings together distinguished international specialists on Vietnam and its reform process to explore the impact of reform in Vietnam on the Vietnamese state, society, and order, and Vietnam's international and regional environment.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Comparative Introduction
The State, Reform, andtThe Role of the Law
Legal Reform in Public Administration: Building Blocks for the Rule of Law?
Political Reforms at the Crossroads: A Sociology of the Vietnamese National Assembly
The Administration of Hanoi in the 1990s
Vietnamese Courts: Party-State and Law
The Changing Relationship between Lawyers and Prosecutors in Vietnam
Legal Reform in Whose Interests? Text, Implementation and Reality in Vietnamese Law: Illuminations from Vietnamese Labor Export and Its Regulation
Vietnam And The World Issues of International and Regional Integration
Vietnam's Integration into the World: National and Global Interfaces
Vietnam's Entry into the World Trade Organization: Limits to its Sovereignty?
Vietnam's Regional Integration: The Costs and Benefits of Multilateralism
Vietnam's Sovereignty and Regional Integration
Testing an Institutionalist Approach to Relations between Vietnam and ASEAN
Economic Interdependence Within ASEAN: A Vietnamese Strategy to Develop the Country and Reinforce National SecurityH.Do-Benoit
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