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1st Edition

Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace

ISBN 9780415159906
Published May 2, 1997 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Vietnam has experienced huge political and economic development since the war. In Anatomy of a Peace, Gabriel Kolko looks at the main economic phases the Communist Party has embarked upon since 1986 and outlines the transition to nascent capitalism. He also explores Vietnam's relations to its neighbours and the US in the light of social and psychological national features.
Based on extensive research and over 30 years first hand experience, Anatomy of a Peace is a timely examination of recent history and developing economies in Asia. Gabriel Kolko argues that neither an intentional socialist or market strategy have determined recent Vietnamese history and, in fact, the Communist Party has little control over development during peace time.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The Postwar Economy and the Origins of “Market Socialism”; Chapter 2 Economic Reform in Theory and Practice; Chapter 3 The Communist Part y’s Political Crisis; Chapter 4 Land and the Crisis of Rural Society; Chapter 5 The Social and Human Costs of Reform; Chapter 6 Who Rules, and Why?; Chapter 7 Conclusion; Chapter 8 Epilogue;

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Gabriel Kolko is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto, and author of ten books, including Anatomy of a War.


'Unsparing and brilliant, Anatomy of a Peace should be read by anyone who ever cared about Vietnam.' - The Nation