An Approach for Analysing State-Society Relations in Vietnam

  title={An Approach for Analysing State-Society Relations in Vietnam},
  author={B. Kerkvliet},
  journal={Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia},
  pages={S156 - S198}
  • B. Kerkvliet
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
  • Abstract:This article examines four arenas in Vietnam's political life in which state-society relations are problematic: governing institutions and processes, mass media, agricultural collectives, and corruption. Each has evidence to support two common interpretations, which argue that the state and its various organizations in society run the political show in Vietnam. Yet, there is also evidence for a third interpretation, which highlights political activities in society beyond the reach of… CONTINUE READING
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