This book presents a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives on the problematic of reform in Vietnam. It explores the Vietnam's reforms in relation to those taking place in other countries of the socialist world, comparing doi moi with restructuring in other socialist states.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Origins and Dilemmas -- Doi Moi in Comparative Perspective -- Dilemmas of Reform in Vietnam -- Economy -- Economic Doi Moi in Vietnam: Content, Achievements, and Prospects -- The Fight Against Inflation: Achievements and Problems -- The Political Economy of Vietnamese Reforms: A Microscopic Perspective from Two Ceramics Manufacturing Centers -- Agriculture -- Doi Moi in Vietnamese Agriculture -- Reform and Rural Development: Impact on Class, Sectoral, and Regional Inequalities -- Agrarian Development Strategies in China and Vietnam -- Politics -- Party, State, and People: Political Structure and Economic Prospects -- Political Reform and Political Change in Communist Countries: Implications for Vietnam -- Society -- Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Renovation in Vietnam: Doi Moi as Dialogue and Transformation in Gender Relations -- Education, Research, and Information Circulation in Contemporary Vietnam
William S. Turley, associate professor of political science at Southern Illinois University, has been researching Vietnamese communism since 1970, including extensive work in Vietnam. He has spent time in Southeast Asia as a Ford Foundation Research Assoc