Vietnamese State Industry and the Political Economy of Commercial Renaissance Book

Vietnamese State Industry and the Political Economy of Commercial Renaissance

  • Author : Adam Fforde
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-02-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632537

Vietnamese State Industry and the Political Economy of Commercial Renaissance Book Description :

This book is based upon extensive and repeated fieldwork, close observation and familiarity with institutional detail. It traces Vietnam’s early attempts to create in State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) a basis for a military-industrial complex, and the ways in which these attempts failed, which explains the nature of state commercialism through the 1980s and into recent years. Since the 1990 breakout to a market economy, Vietnam has shown outstanding development success, with rapid GDP growth, macroeconomic stability, swift poverty reduction, maintenance of social spending and extensive globalisation. Her SOEs have played a major role, not only in showing that performance gains in 1989-91 could compensate for loss of the large Soviet bloc aid program, but also as major players in the rapid economic change of the 1990s, during which the officially reported state share of GDP remained high. By the middle of the 2000s, however, a rising private sector was, in harness with a large presence of foreign companies, sharply increasing pressures upon SOEs. Against this background, the book concludes with an assessment of the extent to which Vietnam’s commercialised SOEs are now no longer seen as an effective compromise, but acting as a major hindrance to Vietnam’s development. Historical analysis of the process by which Vietnam’s SOEs shifted from central-planning to operation in an increasingly globalised market economy Draws upon regular and repeated fieldwork going back to the late 1970s Uses a wide range of Vietnamese language and other sources

Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia Book

Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia

  • Author : Ann Marie Murphy
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9789812307729

Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia Book Description :

By looking back to understand the contemporary political and economic landscape of Southeast Asia, these essays shed light on how modern Southeast Asia has evolved. Special focus centres on US engagement with the region, by both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Vietnam Book


  • Author : Bill Hayton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300175400

Vietnam Book Description :

The eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society, booming cities swallowing up smaller villages, and the lure of modern living tugging at the traditional networks of family and community. Yet beneath these sweeping developments lurks an authoritarian political system that complicates the nation’s apparent renaissance. In this engaging work, experienced journalist Bill Hayton looks at the costs of change in Vietnam and questions whether this rising Asian power is really heading toward capitalism and democracy. Based on vivid eyewitness accounts and pertinent case studies, Hayton’s book addresses a broad variety of issues in today’s Vietnam, including important shifts in international relations, the growth of civil society, economic developments and challenges, and the nation’s nascent democracy movement as well as its notorious internal security. His analysis of Vietnam’s “police state,” and its systematic mechanisms of social control, coercion, and surveillance, is fresh and particularly imperative when viewed alongside his portraits of urban and street life, cultural legacies, religion, the media, and the arts. With a firm sense of historical and cultural context, Hayton examines how these issues have emerged and where they will lead Vietnam in the next stage of its development.

Vietnam 2035 Book

Vietnam 2035

  • Author : World Bank Group;Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-11-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464808258

Vietnam 2035 Book Description :

Thirty years of Ä?ổi Má»›i (economic renovation) reforms have catapulted Vietnam from the ranks of the world’s poorest countries to one of its great development success stories. Critical ingredients have been visionary leaders, a sense of shared societal purpose, and a focus on the future. Starting in the late 1980s, these elements were successfully fused with the embrace of markets and the global economy. Economic growth since then has been rapid, stable, and inclusive, translating into strong welfare gains for the vast majority of the population. But three decades of success from reforms raises expectations for the future, as aptly captured in the Vietnamese constitution, which sets the goal of “a prosperous people and a strong, democratic, equitable, and civilized country.†? There is a firm aspiration that by 2035, Vietnam will be a modern and industrialized nation moving toward becoming a prosperous, creative, equitable, and democratic society. The Vietnam 2035 report, a joint undertaking of the Government of Vietnam and the World Bank Group, seeks to better comprehend the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. It shows that the country’s aspirations and the supporting policy and institutional agenda stand on three pillars: balancing economic prosperity with environmental sustainability; promoting equity and social inclusion to develop a harmonious middle- class society; and enhancing the capacity and accountability of the state to establish a rule of law state and a democratic society. Vietnam 2035 further argues that the rapid growth needed to achieve the bold aspirations will be sustained only if it stands on faster productivity growth and reflects the costs of environmental degradation. Productivity growth, in turn, will benefit from measures to enhance the competitiveness of domestic enterprises, scale up the benefits of urban agglomeration, and build national technological and innovative capacity. Maintaining the record on equity a

Political Dynamics of Grassroots Democracy in Vietnam Book

Political Dynamics of Grassroots Democracy in Vietnam

  • Author : Hai Hong Nguyen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137577764

Political Dynamics of Grassroots Democracy in Vietnam Book Description :

In Political Dynamics of Grassroots Democracy in Vietnam, Hai Hong Nguyen investigates the correlation between independent variables and grassroots democracy to demonstrate that grassroots democracy has created a mutually empowering mechanism for both the party-state and the peasantry.

Developmental Politics in Transition Book

Developmental Politics in Transition

  • Author : C. Kyung-Sup
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-08-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137028303

Developmental Politics in Transition Book Description :

Blending theory and case studies, this volume explores a vitally important and topical aspect of developmentalism, which remains a focal point for scholarly and policy debates around democracy and social development in the global political economy. Includes case studies from China, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Uganda, South Korea, Ireland, Australia.

Coping with Facts Book

Coping with Facts

  • Author : Adam Fforde
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 1565492749

Coping with Facts Book Description :

A key assumption in development literature, Adam Fforde argues, is that development is a predictable process with knowable solutions. As a result, the literature is characterized by a combination of great certainty and great differences of opinion. It is no surprise then, that students and practitioners confronting the mass of competing assertions about development truths become confused and frustrated. Coping with Facts offers guidance for the perplexed through a penetrating critique of development studies literature. Rather than presenting a general examination of modern development practice, Fforde develops coping strategies that help readers evaluate the contending solutions to problems of development. Fforde cements his analysis with detailed case studies of development projects in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam where he spent over 10 years. Those eager to chart a constructive career in development theory and practice as well as students looking for an introduction to this vast field will want this book as a navigational aid for their journey.

The Limits of National Liberation Book

The Limits of National Liberation

  • Author : Adam Fforde
  • Publisher : Routledge Kegan & Paul
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: North Vietnam - Economic conditions
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105038258039

The Limits of National Liberation Book Description :

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil Book

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil

  • Author : Luciana Florêncio de Almeida
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128147221

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil Book Description :

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil, the latest release in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series, provides an overview of the coffee sector, focusing on marketing strategies, consumer behavior, and strategies for transforming coffee consumption, production and retailing. The book presents the importance of an academician-practitioner perspective to bridge the gap between scholars and managers, and between business schools and the entrepreneurial world. Appropriate for researchers in the fields of food retail and producing, food marketing, consumer behavior, consumer science, agribusiness marketing and strategy, food industry strategy, undergraduate and post-graduate students studying marketing, consumer behavior, strategy, agribusiness marketing and strategy, practitioners in the food industry, marketing managers, and marketing and strategy consultants, this book is a must-read for those contributing to the coffee industry. Presents strategies for transforming coffee consumption, production and retailing Addresses market outlook, factors and trends Outlines coffee industry strategies through business cases that highlight innovative practices Discuss and present the certification role in the coffee producing strategy and retailing The coffee waves and the specialty coffee impact in the consumption and at the retail level Studies the role of retail and the consumer Includes questions and exercises based on case studies and concepts

Globalization and Restructuring of African Commodity Flows Book

Globalization and Restructuring of African Commodity Flows

  • Author : Niels Fold
  • Publisher : Nordic Africa Inst
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079356468

Globalization and Restructuring of African Commodity Flows Book Description :

The increasing global interaction between functionally integrated foci of production and services has affected Africa in ways that are changing the material foundations of economic and social life on the continent. These processes are not uniform throughout Africa, but affect local, national and regional actors and institutions in diverse and complex ways. The aim of this book is to grasp the diversity of these globalization processes in a systematic way by adopting a common analytical framework, the Global Value Chain approach. Commodity-specific data in two or more countries are taken as a point of departure and the variations and similarities in linkages between local, national, regional and global chain segments are examined. The book is based on original quantitative and qualitative data, collected during fieldwork by the authors.

Reinventing Development Book

Reinventing Development

  • Author : Adam Fforde
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-03-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319502274

Reinventing Development Book Description :

This book debunks the foundations of contemporary government-led development policy. The author questions the predictability of success when using mainstream development doctrines and its underlying assumptions, approaching development from a sceptical standpoint, as opposed to the more common optimistic view. The book uses international development and aid as a case study of how rich countries define how change should happen. Further, it suggests alternative ways of thinking about and organizing social change.

Market Reform in Vietnam Book

Market Reform in Vietnam

  • Author : Jennie Ilene Litvack
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 1567202888

Market Reform in Vietnam Book Description :

Examines the institutions that must be created or strengthened to hasten Vietnam's transition to a market-oriented economy.

Country Soul Book

Country Soul

  • Author : Charles L. Hughes
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-23
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469622446

Country Soul Book Description :

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.

Human Development Report 2019 Book

Human Development Report 2019

  • Author : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2019-01-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9789213582909

Human Development Report 2019 Book Description :

Inequalities in human development are a roadblock to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are not just about disparities in income and wealth. They cannot be accounted for simply by using summary measures of inequality that focus on a single dimension. And they will shape the prospects of people that may live to see the 22nd century. The 2019 Report explores inequalities in human development by going beyond income, beyond averages and beyond today. It asks what forms of inequality matter and what drives them, recognizing that pernicious inequalities are generally better thought of as a symptom of broader problems in a society and economy. It also asks what policies can tackle those drivers—policies that can simultaneously help nations to grow their economies, improve human development and reduce inequality.

Ram  n Mar  a Del Valle Incl  n Book

Ram n Mar a Del Valle Incl n

  • Author : Carol Maier
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0838752616

Ram n Mar a Del Valle Incl n Book Description :

"This book is a collection of eleven essays devoted to the work of Ramon del Valle-Inclan (1866-1936). Long the recipient of critical analyses from various perspectives, Valle-Inclan's writing has nevertheless been virtually neglected in the gender-based criticism that has given rise to important studies of his contemporaries in other European literatures. This means that his diverse female characters have not been fully examined, that many scholars continue to consider him an unqualified misogynist, and that a marked effort to surmount gender constraints, present throughout his work, has not been acknowledged, much less explicated. This lack of study is intimately related to a much broader lacuna in Hispanic literature and scholarship, for the working of gender norms and their interaction with economic, religious, and political institutions inscribed in the literature of turn-of-the-century Spain have only recently begun to receive detailed study." "The essays in this volume identify, explore, and interrogate issues of gender with respect to Valle-Inclan's writing. The results offer an altered portrait of Valle-Inclan in which attitudes attributed to him are questioned and reevaluated. In particular, studies of several strong female characters indicate that he envisioned a far more complex role for women than has formerly been recognized." "Three previously published essays were chosen to provide a grounding in work on gender and Valle-Inclan. The remaining essays were written for this volume. As an orientation for the reader and in order to assure that the collection will be of use and interest to non-Hispanists as well as specialized readers, an introduction to the collection defines the intentions of the editors, discusses the essays with respect to current criticism, and places Valle-Inclan and his writing in turn-of-the-century Spanish history and aesthetics. As a whole, the collection reads as far more than the sum of its individual essays, prompting a fuller

The Challenge of Problem based Learning Book
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The Challenge of Problem based Learning

  • Author : David Boud
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0749425601

The Challenge of Problem based Learning Book Description :

Looks at this method both systematically and critically to highlight its significance, its uses, its strengths, and limitations. Looks at issues such as: conversion to PBL; organizational and institutional hostility; accreditation and assessment; issues in implementation and the furure of PBL.

Vietnam s Development Strategies Book

Vietnam s Development Strategies

  • Author : Pietro Masina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134290895

Vietnam s Development Strategies Book Description :

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.

Strategic Coupling Book

Strategic Coupling

  • Author : Henry Wai-chung Yeung
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501704277

Strategic Coupling Book Description :

In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. As a result of the massive changes of the last twenty-five years, new explanations must be found for the economic success and industrial transformation in the region. State-assisted startups and incubator firms in East Asia have become major players in the manufacture of products with a global reach: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision has assembled more than 500 million iPhones, for instance, and South Korea’s Samsung provides the iPhone’s semiconductor chips and retina displays. Drawing on extensive interviews with top executives and senior government officials, Yeung argues that since the late 1980s, many East Asian firms have outgrown their home states, and are no longer dependent on state support; as a result the developmental state has lost much of its capacity to steer and direct industrialization. We cannot read the performance of national firms as a direct outcome of state action. Yeung calls for a thorough renovation of the still-dominant view that states are the primary engine of industrial transformation. He stresses action by national firms and traces various global production networks to incorporate both firm-specific activities and the international political economy. He identifies two sets of dynamics in these national-global articulations known as strategic coupling: coevolution in the confluence of state, firm, and global production networks, and the various strategies pursued by East Asian firms to attain competitive positions in the global marketplace.

Culture  Society and the Media Book

Culture Society and the Media

  • Author : Tony Bennett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134972128

Culture Society and the Media Book Description :

This book discusses two related themes concerning the role and processes of mass communication in society. The first deals with questions regarding the power of the media: how should it be defined? how is it wielded and by whom? are previous approaches and answers to such questions adequate? The second theme revolves around the divisions between the liberal pluralist and Marxist approaches to the analysis of the nature of the media. These divisions have, in recent years, been fundamental to the debate concerning the understanding of the role of mass communication, and the examination of them in this book will challenge the reader to look more closely at a number of assumptions that have long been taken for granted.

T  S  Eliot  Anti Semitism  and Literary Form Book

T S Eliot Anti Semitism and Literary Form

  • Author : Anthony Julius
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 0521586739

T S Eliot Anti Semitism and Literary Form Book Description :

Julius's critically acclaimed study (looking both at the detail of Eliot's deployment of anti-Semitic discourse and at the role it played in his greater literary undertaking) has provoked a reassessment of Eliot's work among poets, scholars, critics and readers, which will invigorate debate for some time to come.