Creating Civil Society? The Emergence of NGOs in Vietnam

@inproceedings{Gray2008CreatingCS,
  title={Creating Civil Society? The Emergence of NGOs in Vietnam},
  author={Michael L. Gray},
  year={2008}
}
Based on recent research in Hanoi, this article examines the emergence of NGOs in Vietnam, and relates their development to the civil society discourse which is used by elements of the international donor community to predict the growth of pluralism and democracy. After examining the social and political environment of post‐reform Vietnam, it does not appear evident that these organizations fit into any definition of civil society which stresses independence from the state and opposition to… CONTINUE READING

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