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Profit and Poverty in Rural Vietnam
Winners and Losers of a Dismantled Revolution

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ISBN 9781032190747
February 7, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

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

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