Viet Nam and the making of market-Leninism

  title={Viet Nam and the making of market-Leninism},
  author={J. London},
  journal={The Pacific Review},
  pages={375 - 399}
  • J. London
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • The Pacific Review
  • Abstract Authoritarian states are states in which dominant parties discourage or disallow organized political competition. By such a definition, Viet Nam under the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) has been consistently authoritarian. But an authoritarianism of what sort? The CPV's rule in the north (since the 1940s) and on a country-wide basis (since 1975) has been punctuated by major wars, the rise and demise of state-socialist institutions, hostile international blockades, protracted… CONTINUE READING
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