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Author Jeffries, Ian.

Title Vietnam : a guide to economic and political developments / Ian Jeffries.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  330.9597044 JEFF    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Guides to economic and political developments in Asia.
Guides to economic and political developments in Asia.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-209) and index.
Contents 1 Political developments 4 -- Political background 4 -- A chronology of political developments 9 -- Vietnam War: the human toll 30 -- Vietnam's armed forces 31 -- Communist Party membership 32 -- Boat people 32 -- Ethnic minorities 35 -- Religion 40 -- Demography 41 -- AIDS 43 -- SARS 44 -- Birdflu 46 -- 2 Economy 94 -- Economic background 94 -- Economic system prior to and after 1989 95 -- Financial and exchange rate policy 102 -- State sector 110 -- Non-state, non-agricultural sector 115 -- 'equitization' programme 120 -- Further aspects of privatization 130 -- Foreign trade 135 -- Foreign debt and aid 148 -- Foreign direct investment 155 -- Agriculture 173 -- Economic performance 180 -- Narcotics 186 -- Birdflu 186 -- Economy 202.
Summary "The period since 1989 has seen massive changes in political and economic institutions across the communist world, not only as demonstrated by China's rapidly growing economic and political power, but also in Vietnam where the model of concessions to free-market capitalism coupled with a one-party state has also been influential. This book provides an account of economic and political developments in Vietnam, focusing particularly on the period since the collapse of the Soviet empire in the years from 1989. The course and impact of the Vietnam War is discussed, and the book goes on to consider the challenges faced by Vietnam since 1975, as the reunited country faced the problem of how a poorer, planned economy in which state ownership and control dominated could successfully absorb more advanced, capitalist economic mechanisms. It also examines the politics of the Communist Party, the evolving pattern of Vietnam's external relations, including the re-establishment of relations with the United States, and the effects of more recent episodes such as the Asian financial crisis, SARS and bird flu. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current political and economic situation in Vietnam today, and is an important resource for all scholars interested in this country's recent development."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1975-
Vietnam -- Economic conditions -- 1975-
Standard Number 9780415392143
ISBN 0415392144 (hardback : alk. paper)