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Vietnam has experienced huge political and economic development since the war. In Anatomy of a Peace, Gabriel Kolko looks at the main economic phases the Communist Party has embarked upon since 1986 and outlines the transition to nascent capitalism. He also explores Vietnam's relations to its neighbours and the US in the light of social and psychological national features.
Based on extensive research and over 30 years first hand experience, Anatomy of a Peace is a timely examination of recent history and developing economies in Asia. Gabriel Kolko argues that neither an intentional socialist or market strategy have determined recent Vietnamese history and, in fact, the Communist Party has little control over development during peace time.
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|Introduction: The legacy of war||1|
|1||The postwar economy and the origins of "market socialism"||19|
|2||Economic reform in theory and practice: The crisis of success||31|
|3||The Communist party's political crisis||65|
|4||Land and the crisis of rural society||89|
|5||The social and human costs of reform||101|
|6||Who rules, and why? The Communist party on the threshold||119|
|Conclusion: Winning the war and losing the peace||149|
|Epilogue: The necessity and risks of resisting injustice||161|