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Vietnam in the Global Economy: The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization, and Contested Politics

Thomas Jandl
Format
Book
Published
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780739177860, 0739177869, 9780739177877 (electronic)
Summary
"Describes in a game-theoretical approach how the development success story Vietnam managed to keep rent seeking in check sufficiently to attract record numbers of foreign investors and exhibit strong economic growth in the early stages of its economic reforms. It concludes that pluralistic contestation among societal interests under conditions of factor mobility can lead to the same benefits that are generally associated with liberal democracy--commitment to limited government through checks and balances"--
Contents
  • Theory and research methodology
  • From roving to stationary bandit : a history
  • Decentralization, FDI, and provincial governance
  • Proximity and contestation
  • Race to the bottom vs. harmony of interest
  • Capital-labor relations and the harmony of interest
  • Central-local harmony and political control
  • Lessons for theory and practice.
Description
xvii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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