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Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh City Linda L. Layne

Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh City

Linda L. Layne

Published December 12th 2002
ISBN : 9780415369701
Hardcover
224 pages
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Based on years of research, Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh offers rarely seen view of the politics and political economy of Vietnams second city during the reform era. The book explores the way in which the state hasMoreBased on years of research, Changing Political Economy of Vietnam: The Case of Ho Chi Minh offers rarely seen view of the politics and political economy of Vietnams second city during the reform era. The book explores the way in which the state has become commercialised under reform as party and government officials have gone into business and considers the impact that this has had on politics relations within Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. It charts the way in which power has been decentralised to the lower levels of the party-state but argues that the central state retains significant power. These issues are explored through a variety of case studies including the implementation of different reform policies, struggles over political and business activity, and the prosecution of two major corruption cases. Particular emphasis is placed on piecing together the myriad of informal practices which dominate business and political life in Vietnam.