Viet Nam and the making of market-Leninism

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Author(s)

  • Jonathan London

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-399
Journal / PublicationPacific Review
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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 economic malaise and, most recently, the development of a market-Leninist regime in which markets and trade have propelled growth and improved living standards within the framework of democratic centralism. An historical sketch of authoritarianism under the CPV can shed light on significant changes in the forms and substance of authoritarianism in Viet Nam. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Research Area(s)

  • Authoritarianism, Communist Party of Viet Nam, Market-Leninism, Political institutions, State-socialism, Viet Nam

Citation Format(s)

Viet Nam and the making of market-Leninism. / London, Jonathan.

In: Pacific Review, Vol. 22, No. 3, 07.2009, p. 375-399.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review