Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace

Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace

by Gabriel Kolko
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415159890
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/06/1997
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Map of Vietnam
Introduction: The legacy of war1
1The postwar economy and the origins of "market socialism"19
2Economic reform in theory and practice: The crisis of success31
3The Communist party's political crisis65
4Land and the crisis of rural society89
5The social and human costs of reform101
6Who rules, and why? The Communist party on the threshold119
Conclusion: Winning the war and losing the peace149
Epilogue: The necessity and risks of resisting injustice161
Notes169
Bibliography183
Index185

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