Vietnamese State Industry and the Political Economy of Commercial Renaissance

Vietnamese State Industry and the Political Economy of Commercial Renaissance
Author: Adam Fforde
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-02-28
ISBN 10: 1780632533
ISBN 13: 9781780632537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vietnamese State Industry and the Political Economy of Commercial Renaissance Book Review:

This book is based upon extensive and repeated fieldwork, close observation and familiarity with institutional detail. It traces Vietnam’s early attempts to create in State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) a basis for a military-industrial complex, and the ways in which these attempts failed, which explains the nature of state commercialism through the 1980s and into recent years. Since the 1990 breakout to a market economy, Vietnam has shown outstanding development success, with rapid GDP growth, macroeconomic stability, swift poverty reduction, maintenance of social spending and extensive globalisation. Her SOEs have played a major role, not only in showing that performance gains in 1989-91 could compensate for loss of the large Soviet bloc aid program, but also as major players in the rapid economic change of the 1990s, during which the officially reported state share of GDP remained high. By the middle of the 2000s, however, a rising private sector was, in harness with a large presence of foreign companies, sharply increasing pressures upon SOEs. Against this background, the book concludes with an assessment of the extent to which Vietnam’s commercialised SOEs are now no longer seen as an effective compromise, but acting as a major hindrance to Vietnam’s development. Historical analysis of the process by which Vietnam’s SOEs shifted from central-planning to operation in an increasingly globalised market economy Draws upon regular and repeated fieldwork going back to the late 1970s Uses a wide range of Vietnamese language and other sources

Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia

Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia
Author: Ann Marie Murphy,Bridget Welsh
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9812307729
ISBN 13: 9789812307729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia Book Review:

By looking back to understand the contemporary political and economic landscape of Southeast Asia, these essays shed light on how modern Southeast Asia has evolved. Special focus centres on US engagement with the region, by both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Coping with Facts

Coping with Facts
Author: Adam Fforde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781565492684
ISBN 13: 1565492684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping with Facts Book Review:

A key assumption in development literature, Adam Fforde argues, is that development is a predictable process with knowable solutions. As a result, the literature is characterized by a combination of great certainty and great differences of opinion. It is no surprise then, that students and practitioners confronting the mass of competing assertions about development truths become confused and frustrated. Coping with Facts offers guidance for the perplexed through a penetrating critique of development studies literature. Rather than presenting a general examination of modern development practice, Fforde develops coping strategies that help readers evaluate the contending solutions to problems of development. Fforde cements his analysis with detailed case studies of development projects in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam where he spent over 10 years. Those eager to chart a constructive career in development theory and practice as well as students looking for an introduction to this vast field will want this book as a navigational aid for their journey.

Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105216154646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World Bank Economic Review

The World Bank Economic Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P01165163B
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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S dostasien aktuell

S  dostasien aktuell
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079676006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Methodology for Analysing the Process of Economic Reform in Vietnam

A Methodology for Analysing the Process of Economic Reform in Vietnam
Author: Melanie Beresford,Adam Fforde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822021228440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vietnam 2035

Vietnam 2035
Author: World Bank Group;Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN 10: 1464808252
ISBN 13: 9781464808258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vietnam 2035 Book Review:

Thirty years of Ä?ổi Má»›i (economic renovation) reforms have catapulted Vietnam from the ranks of the world’s poorest countries to one of its great development success stories. Critical ingredients have been visionary leaders, a sense of shared societal purpose, and a focus on the future. Starting in the late 1980s, these elements were successfully fused with the embrace of markets and the global economy. Economic growth since then has been rapid, stable, and inclusive, translating into strong welfare gains for the vast majority of the population. But three decades of success from reforms raises expectations for the future, as aptly captured in the Vietnamese constitution, which sets the goal of “a prosperous people and a strong, democratic, equitable, and civilized country.†? There is a firm aspiration that by 2035, Vietnam will be a modern and industrialized nation moving toward becoming a prosperous, creative, equitable, and democratic society. The Vietnam 2035 report, a joint undertaking of the Government of Vietnam and the World Bank Group, seeks to better comprehend the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. It shows that the country’s aspirations and the supporting policy and institutional agenda stand on three pillars: balancing economic prosperity with environmental sustainability; promoting equity and social inclusion to develop a harmonious middle- class society; and enhancing the capacity and accountability of the state to establish a rule of law state and a democratic society. Vietnam 2035 further argues that the rapid growth needed to achieve the bold aspirations will be sustained only if it stands on faster productivity growth and reflects the costs of environmental degradation. Productivity growth, in turn, will benefit from measures to enhance the competitiveness of domestic enterprises, scale up the benefits of urban agglomeration, and build national technological and innovative capacity. Maintaining the record on equity and social inclusion will require lifting marginalized groups and delivering services to an aging and urbanizing middle-class society. And to fulfill the country’s aspirations, the institutions of governance will need to become modern, transparent, and fully rooted in the rule of law.

Developmental Politics in Transition

Developmental Politics in Transition
Author: Chang Kyung-Sup,Ben Fine,Linda Weiss
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 0230294308
ISBN 13: 9780230294301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Politics in Transition Book Review:

In many parts of the world, neoliberalism has not replaced but interacted with national developmentalism in complex and diverse ways. With new constituencies of developmentalism emerging across the globe and with classic developmental political economies restructuring beyond national boundaries, the sociopolitical conditions, processes, and consequences of national development have turned out much more diverse and complex than previously acknowledged. Concurrently, the structural incongruity across various goals of national progress – such as democracy, social equity and integration, and economic development – has become a prevalent phenomenon across the globe. Using case studies that coverboth post-ISI, post-socialist, post-developmental statist, and post-liberal instances of neoliberal-era developmental politics during the ascendancy of neoliberalism on the one hand and East and South Asian, Latin American, African, European, and Australian experiences on the other, the contributors critically examine various national configurations of developmental politics in the neoliberal era.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066381453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Electric Power Encyclopedia

International Electric Power Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000121187524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Four Decades On

Four Decades On
Author: Scott Laderman,Edwin A. Martini
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN 10: 0822354748
ISBN 13: 9780822354741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historians, anthropologists, and literary critics examine the legacies of the Second Indochina War, or what most Americans call the Vietnam War, nearly forty years after the United States finally left Vietnam.

Vietnamese Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands

Vietnamese Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands
Author: Yuk Wah Chan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1134494645
ISBN 13: 9781134494644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vietnamese Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands Book Review:

Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines Chinese-Vietnamese relationships at the borderland through every day cross-border interaction in trade and tourism activities. It looks into the historical underlining of bilateral relations of the two countries which often shape people’s perceptions of the ‘other’ and interpretation of intentions of acts in their daily interaction. Albeit Chinese and Vietnamese have lived side by side for centuries, their interaction in the space of trade and modern tourism in post-war and post-reform China and Vietnam is something novel to both people. The book provides a ‘bottom-up’ approach to examine the localized experiences of inter-state relations. It illustrates the changes the vibrant economic process has brought to the borderland communities, and how the revived contacts and interaction have generated a contested space for examining Vietnamese-Chinese relationships and demonstrating trans-border cultural politics. A novel study of the strategic development of the borderland within the new political economy at China-Southeast Asia border region, this book is of interest to academics in the field of Anthropology, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies and Asian Studies.

Social Change in the Age of Globalization

Social Change in the Age of Globalization
Author: Institut international de sociologie. World Congress
Publsiher: Annals of the International In
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000109868392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Change in the Age of Globalization Book Review:

This volume provides a compendium of papers presented at the 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, papers which address issues related to the age of globalization and social change, including cultural diversities, migration and equality, social transformation, and national identity.

The Limits of National Liberation

The Limits of National Liberation
Author: Adam Fforde,Suzanne Paine
Publsiher: Routledge Kegan & Paul
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038258039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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America History and Life

America  History and Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015065432968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America History and Life Book Review:

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Author: Lauren Dundes
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 3038978485
ISBN 13: 9783038978480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses
Author: Kurt Andersen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1984801368
ISBN 13: 9781984801364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future. “The one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our country.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci During the twentieth century, America managed to make its economic and social systems both more and more fair and more and more prosperous. A huge, secure, and contented middle class emerged. All boats rose together. But then the New Deal gave way to the Raw Deal. Beginning in the early 1970s, by means of a long war conceived of and executed by a confederacy of big business CEOs, the superrich, and right-wing zealots, the rules and norms that made the American middle class possible were undermined and dismantled. The clock was turned back on a century of economic progress, making greed good, workers powerless, and the market all-powerful while weaponizing nostalgia, lifting up an oligarchy that served only its own interests, and leaving the huge majority of Americans with dwindling economic prospects and hope. Why and how did America take such a wrong turn? In this deeply researched and brilliantly woven cultural, economic, and political chronicle, Kurt Andersen offers a fresh, provocative, and eye-opening history of America’s undoing, naming names, showing receipts, and unsparingly assigning blame—to the radical right in economics and the law, the high priests of high finance, a complacent and complicit Establishment, and liberal “useful idiots,” among whom he includes himself. Only a writer with Andersen’s crackling energy, deep insight, and ability to connect disparate dots and see complex systems with clarity could make such a book both intellectually formidable and vastly entertaining. And only a writer of Andersen’s vision could reckon with our current high-stakes inflection point, and show the way out of this man-made disaster.

Descending Dragon Rising Tiger

Descending Dragon  Rising Tiger
Author: Vu Hong Lien,Peter Sharrock
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN 10: 1780233884
ISBN 13: 9781780233888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Descending Dragon Rising Tiger Book Review:

Outside of its war with the United States, Vietnam’s past has often been neglected and understudied. Whether as an aspiring subordinate or a rebel province, Vietnam has been viewed by most historians in relation to its larger neighbor to the north, China. Seeking to reshape these accounts, Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger chronicles the vast sweep of Vietnam’s tumultuous history, from the Bronze Age to the present day, in order to lay out the first English-language account of the full story of the Vietnamese people. Drawing on archeological evidence that reveals the emergence of a culturally distinct human occupation of the region up to 10,000 years ago, Vu Hong Lien and Peter D. Sharrock show that these early societies had a sophisticated agricultural and technological culture much earlier than previously imagined. They explore the great variety of cultures that have existed in this territory, unshackling them from the confined histories of outsiders, imperial invaders, and occupiers in order to show that the country has been central to the cultural, political, and ethnic development of Southeast Asia for millennia. Unrivaled in scope, this comprehensive account will be the definitive history of the Vietnamese people, their culture, and their nation.

Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1967-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015016419841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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