Vietnam's Development Strategies - Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series (Paperback)Pietro P. Masina (author)
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Taking a developmental approach, this book critically reviews Vietnam's reform process and shows how the country's reform agenda is still dominated by a `developmental orthodoxy' inspired by a post-Washington consensus. The author argues that a wider debate is needed in order to give national policy makers the full spectrum of alternatives to support well-informed policy decisions. In particular, the book indicates that two issues central for any analysis of the Vietnamese development reform process are substantially underdeveloped in the current scientific debate: the experience of the East Asian developmental state and the question of socialism.
Presenting a way of thinking about Vietnam that goes beyond the orthodox, the book sets out the various paradigms through which the Vietnamese economy can be analyzed. This is a welcome addition to the literature and will appeal to both practitioners working in the field and the academic community in Southeast Asian studies, economics and development.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 10 mm
'The perspectives and prescriptions offered in this work would be valuable to both policymakers in Vietnam and others interested in the country's present and future developments.' - Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume 28, No.3
'This book is recommended for those seeking an alernative view of the social and political pressures or the reform process in vietnam, and a critique of orthodox influences on policy making from a Marxist perspective' - Caroline Brassard, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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