Reaching for the Dream

Challenges of Sustainable Development in Vietnam

edited by Melanie Beresford & Angie Ngoc Tran

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  • Pages: 312 pp.
  • illustrated
  • Series number: 33
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Focuses on the differentiated ways in which the double transition in Vietnam - from central planning and from under-development - affects various sectors of the population.

• Offers a unique and comprehensive analysis of the double transition in Vietnam, from central planning and from under-development.
• Written from both macro and micro perspectives using concrete case studies.
• One of the few studies dealing with the issue of longer-term sustainability of the high growth rates and improved living standards which characterized Vietnam in the 1990s.

Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the state influence the development of markets? How does the opening of the economy to global market influences affect the process of institutional change? How do people respond to both internal and external influences? And how in the context of an underdeveloped transitional economy like Vietnam, do such influences affect the prospects for sustainable and equitable development?

This book focuses on the differentiated ways in which the double transition in Vietnam, from central planning and from under-development, affects various sectors of the population.

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Melanie Beresford is a leading scholar on the political economy of Vietnam,  whose area of expertise also extends to gender and development, agrarian change and rural development, and network analysis.

Melanie Beresford is a leading scholar on the political economy of Vietnam,  whose area of expertise also extends to gender and development, agrarian change and rural development, and network analysis.

Professor Beresford has conducted consultancies in Vietnam for various UN agencies, the Canadian International Develompent Agency (CIDA), Oxfam Quebec, and numerous Vietnamese Ministries and committees.   She has held visiting fellowships at numerous locations worldwide, including at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen; Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU; Institute of World Economy, Hanoi; and the Swedish Centre for Working Life, Stockholm.

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by Martin Painter, City University of Hong Kong
From journal:
Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2006

"… this is a useful addition to the literature on the Vietnamese development project."

"… this is a useful addition to the literature on the Vietnamese development project."

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