Vietnam's Rural Transformation

by ThingsAsian Booklist, Apr 27, 2004 | Destinations: Vietnam / Hanoi

Vietnam's Rural Transformation Edited by Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet and Doug J. Porter Westview Press (1995)

Title: Vietnam's Rural Transformation.

Editors: Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet and Doug J. Porter.

Publisher: Westview Press (1995)

ISBN: 9813055006

Details: paperback, 5 3/4" x 9", 251 pages, maps.

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From the back cover:

Since the mid-1980s, Vietnam has experienced remarkable economic, political, and social change. This is the first study in English to focus on the impact of economic liberalization in the countryside - where nearly 80 per cent of Vietnam's people live and much of its economic production occurs. The contributors note that despite significant improvements in real income for most rural Vietnamese, poverty is still pronounced and socio-economic inequality appears to be growing. The poorest now appear to have less access to educational and health services. Environmental conditions also pose significant problems. Highlighting the dynamic political scene in Vietnam, the contributors also consider the interplay between national policymaking and local pressures and activity.

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet is in the Department of Political and Social Change, and Doug J. Porter is in the Department of Human Geography of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.

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