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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Law and Society in Vietnam: The Transition from Socialism in Comparative Perspective

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ISBN13: 9780521850520
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99

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A unique analysis of the struggle to build a rule of law in one of the world's most dynamic and vibrant nations - a socialist state that is seeking to build a market economy while struggling to pursue an ethos of social equality and opportunity. It addresses constitutional change, the assertion of constitutional claims by citizens, the formation of a strong civil society and non-profit sector, the emergence of economic law and the battles over who is benefited by the new economic regulation, labour law and the protection of migrant and export labour, the rise of lawyers and public interest law, and other key topics. Alongside other countries, comparisons are made to parallel developments in another transforming socialist state, the People's Republic of China.

  • Helps students, scholars, lawyers and others understand the sometimes hidden struggle for the rule of law in transitional socialist countries like Vietnam
  • Use of actual cases allows readers to see legal issues through the lives of ordinary people and their legal problems and claims
  • Helps readers under the full range of legal reform issues and complexities in building the rule of law

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Other Jurisdictions , Asia
1. Constitutionalism and the emergence of constitutional dialogue in Vietnam; 2. The emerging debate over constitutional review and enforcement; 3. Motorbike constitutionalism: the emergence of constitutional claims in Vietnam; 4. Economic law in the service of globalization: labor law and labor export from Vietnam; 5. Law, the press, and police murder: the trial of Lt. Nguyen Tung Duong; 6. Law and the regulation of civil society: nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, grassroots organizations, and the state; 7. Testing the limits of advocacy: the emergence of public interest law in Vietnam; 8. Donors, law and social justice in Vietnam: the uncertain promise.