Is Vietnam transitioning out of socialism or transforming socialism? searching for answers in commercial regulation

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This chapter explores whether commercial regulation in Vietnam transitioning out of socialism and/or transforming socialism? It argues that political, legal and economic changes have not entirely transformed the institutional structures and epistemic settings that supported socialism. Reforms changed some structures while leaving others relatively intact. Case studies considered in this chapter demonstrate striking continuities in the objectives and methods used by the party-state to govern the pre- and post-doi moi economies. They suggest that, rather than experiencing a linear transition out of socialism, Vietnam is undergoing a highly variegated and complex transformation of socialism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocialist Law in Socialist East Asia
EditorsFu Hualing, John Gillespie, Pip Nicholson, Willaim Partlett
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781108424813
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Socialist law
  • regulation
  • East Asia
  • economic change

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