Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415159906
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Map of Vietnam
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
Notes 169
Bibliography 183
Index 185
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