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Law and Society in Vietnam

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

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Law and Society

  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521850520

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  • This book is 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 economic regulation, labor law and the protection of migrant and export labor, 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521850520
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    1. Constitutionalism and the emergence of constitutional dialogue in Vietnam
    2. The emerging debate over constitutional review and enforcement in Vietnam
    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

  • Author

    Mark Sidel, University of Iowa

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