Profit and Poverty in Rural Vietnam
Winners and Losers of a Dismantled Revolution
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This book, first published in 1998, studies the social impact of Doi Moi, a policy of economic renovation, on the living conditions in state forest enterprises and agricultural cooperatives in northern Vietnam. It compares the authors’ findings with those of 1987, before the formal adoption of the new economic policies – essentially the opening up of the economy to market forces.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Winners and Losers of a Dismantled Revolution Case 1. Standing on Two Feet 2. Land and People 3. The Shift to a Commodity Economy 4. Restructuring of Tan Thanh Forest Enterprise 5. Redivided Responsibilities Case 2. Two Models of Modernization 6. Custom and Commerce in Phuc Tam Village 7. Substitution of a Failing Management Model 8. Modernization by the Market Case 3. ‘Neither Bat nor Rat’ 9. Advancement and Deprivation in Khuoi Nieng 10. Reconciliation of Hardships in the Past 11. Current Ambiguities Case 4. ‘All Have to Eat Rice’ 12. Poverty and Environmental Degradation 13. Customary and Modern Approaches to Forest Protection 14. An Unequal Struggle for a Better Future 15. Summary: The Impact of Doi Moi
Rita Liljeström, Eva Lindskog, Nguyen Van Ang and Vuong Xuan Tinh