From Plan to Market: The Economic Transition in Vietnam

From Plan to Market: The Economic Transition in Vietnam

by Adam Fforde, Stefan De Vylder
     
 

This clear and accessible text explores Vietnam’s successful transition from neo-Stalinist central planning to a market economy—“Vietnamese style.” After describing the north Vietnamese system prior to 1975 and its colonial and pre-colonial antecedents, the authors uncover the mechanisms of that changeover. They contend that the Vietnamese

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This clear and accessible text explores Vietnam’s successful transition from neo-Stalinist central planning to a market economy—“Vietnamese style.” After describing the north Vietnamese system prior to 1975 and its colonial and pre-colonial antecedents, the authors uncover the mechanisms of that changeover. They contend that the Vietnamese transition was largely bottom-up in character and that it evolved over a long enough period for the country’s political economy to adjust. This explains in part the rapid shift to a high-growth, externally oriented development path in the early 1990s, despite the loss of Soviet aid and the lack of significant Western substitutes until 1992–1993. Based upon extensive in-country experience, a wealth of primary materials, and wide comparative knowledge of development issues, the book challenges many preconceived notions, both about Vietnam and about the general nature of transition processes.

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Brings together two dominant perspectives on social rules, looking at views philosophers and sociologists share that invite formalization by a logic of rules, and economic approaches emphasizing cost considerations and inviting mathematical treatment and game- theoretical models. Topics include hyperdeontic logic; the nature of customary law in medieval England; the origin of rules of uncertainty; and the logic of legal change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813326832
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/23/1996
Series:
Transitions Series: Asia and Asian America
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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