Law and Society in Vietnam: The Transition from Socialism in Comparative Perspective

Law and Society in Vietnam: The Transition from Socialism in Comparative Perspective

by Mark Sidel
     
 

ISBN-10: 052115281X

ISBN-13: 9780521152815

Pub. Date: 08/26/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A unique analysis of the struggle to build a rule of law in one of the world's most dynamic and vibrant nations - a socialist state that is seeking to build a market economy while struggling to pursue an ethos of social equality and opportunity. It addresses constitutional change, the assertion of constitutional claims by citizens, the formation of a strong civil…  See more details below

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A unique analysis of the struggle to build a rule of law in one of the world's most dynamic and vibrant nations - a socialist state that is seeking to build a market economy while struggling to pursue an ethos of social equality and opportunity. It addresses constitutional change, the assertion of constitutional claims by citizens, the formation of a strong civil society and non-profit sector, the emergence of economic law and the battles over who is benefited by the new economic regulation, labor law and the protection of migrant and export labor, the rise of lawyers and public interest law, and other key topics. Alongside other countries, comparisons are made to parallel developments in another transforming socialist state, the People's Republic of China.

About the Author:
Mark Sidel is Professor of Law, Faculty Scholar, and Lauridsen Family Fellow at the University of Iowa. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521152815
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/26/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of tables     x
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction     1
Constitutionalism and the emergence of constitutional dialogue in Vietnam     18
The emerging debate over constitutional review and enforcement in Vietnam     50
Motorbike constitutionalism: The emergence of constitutional claims in Vietnam     74
Economic law in the service of globalization: Labor law and labor export from Vietnam     92
Law, the press, and police murder: The trial of Lt. Nguyen Tung Duong     119
Law and the regulation of civil society: Nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, grassroots organizations, and the state     141
Testing the limits of advocacy: The emergence of public interest law in Vietnam     166
Donors, law and social justice in Vietnam: The uncertain promise     195
Bibliography     223
Index     248

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