Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam
Author: Jonathan D. London
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2022-07-29
ISBN: 1317647890
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam is a comprehensive resource exploring social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Vietnam, one of contemporary Asia’s most dynamic but least understood countries. Following an introduction that highlights major changes that have unfolded in Vietnam over the past three decades, the volume is organized into four thematic parts: •Politics and Society •Economy and Society •Social Life and Institutions •Cultures in Motion Part I addresses key aspects of Vietnam’s politics, from the role of the Communist Party of Vietnam in shaping the country’s institutional evolution, to continuity and change in patterns of socio-political organization, political expression, state repression, diplomatic relations, and human rights. Part II assesses the transformation of Vietnam’s economy, addressing patterns of economic growth, investment and trade, the role of the state in the economy, and other economic aspects of social life. Parts III and IV examine developments across a variety of social and cultural fields through chapters on themes including welfare, inequality, social policy, urbanization, the environment and society, gender, ethnicity, the family, cuisine, art, mass media, and the politics of remembrance. Featuring 38 essays by leading Vietnam scholars from around the world, this book provides a cutting-edge analysis of Vietnam’s transformation and changing engagement with the world. It is an invaluable interdisciplinary reference work that will be of interest to students and academics of Southeast Asian studies, as well as policymakers, analysts, and anyone wishing to learn more about contemporary Vietnam.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems
Author: Michael A. Witt,Gordon Redding
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN: 0191626554
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems Book Excerpt:

Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism " (VOC) and "comparative business systems " fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 32 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.

Private International Law in Vietnam

Private International Law in Vietnam
Author: Thi Hong Trinh Nguyen
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN: 9783161541858
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private International Law in Vietnam Book Excerpt:

After the Vietnamese War, civil relations with foreign elements have increased and, consequently, private international law has gained some importance in Vietnam. However, both the relevant legal provisions and the practice of the courts in Vietnam are insufficient. Trinh Nguyen studies Vietnamese private international law in light of European developments. She focuses in particular on the general issues, contracts and torts. She describes and assesses the currently effective provisions of Vietnamese law and the corresponding judicial practice of the courts. Together with the knowledge of European private international law, with the main emphasis on the Rome I and Rome II Regulation, she makes use of comparative law to propose future developments for Vietnam based on the critical evaluation of the western doctrine.

Disaster Management and Private Sectors

Disaster Management and Private Sectors
Author: Takako Izumi,Rajib Shaw
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2015-02-13
ISBN: 4431554149
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Management and Private Sectors Book Excerpt:

This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America, and the country cases include ones from India, Japan, the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Nepal. DRR at the international level is discussed from the perspective of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The perspective of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is presented in the discussion of DRR at the societal level. The private sector is becoming more active in disaster management and plays an important role in distributing relief items and sending search and rescue teams in the response phase. However, once the response stage is over, private sector involvement tends to fade. While a number of disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives by the private sector are documented, they remain limited. The private sector can contribute enormously to DRR by developing business continuity plans, innovating technology for early warning systems, and providing and sharing technical knowledge, skills, and resources in the field of disaster preparedness. To strengthen DRR capacity, it is crucial to involve the private sector as major actors in DRR. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.

Vietnam

Vietnam
Author: Maria Gabriella Binda
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1471744078
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Higher Education in Market Oriented Socialist Vietnam

Higher Education in Market Oriented Socialist Vietnam
Author: Phan Le Ha,Doan Ba Ngoc
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 3030469123
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education in Market Oriented Socialist Vietnam Book Excerpt:

This book inspects higher education reform in market-oriented socialist Vietnam, with a focus on newness narratives and enquiry. Engaging in dialogic conversations with global and regional forces and exploring convergences in the domains of policy, curriculum, research, pedagogy, and society, chapter authors analyse ideologies that have entered Vietnam’s educational landscape. Chapters include discussions of post-Soviet legacies, socialist thought, privatization, neoliberalism, global rankings, academic freedom, autonomy, and elitism, as well as the actors, discourses and practices through which they manifest. In so doing, authors’ commentaries juxtapose phenomena in Vietnam with other national contexts such as the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, Australia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

No More Free Lunch

No More Free Lunch
Author: Claes Brundenius,Ricardo Torres Pérez
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN: 3319009184
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Free Lunch Book Excerpt:

In September 2010, the Cuban government decided to embark on an economic reform program, unprecedented after the Revolution in 1959. This opened up opportunities for Cuban economists and scholars to participate in the development of the reform program. Thanks to grants from SSRC (Social Sciences Research Council, New York) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, several researchers from the Cuban think tank CEEC (Center for Studies of the Cuban Economy, Havana) got an opportunity to visit countries that could be of interest for the reform process, notably Vietnam, but also Brazil, South Africa and Norway. The result of these field visits and a subsequent workshop involving contributions from Cuban as well as non-Cuban scholars, this volume showcases unprecedented new insights into the process and prospects for reform along many dimensions, including foreign direct investment, import substitution, entrepreneurship and business creation, science and technology development, and fiscal policies. The resulting analysis, in a comparative perspective, provides a framework for future research as well as for business practice and policymaking.

International Energy Outlook

International Energy Outlook
Author: Government Publications Office
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 9780160933332
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Energy Outlook Book Excerpt:

The International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) presents an assessment by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the outlook for international energy markets through 2040. U.S. projections appearing herein are consistent with those published in EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015). The outlook is provided as a service to energy managers and analysts, both in government and in the private sector. The report begins with a review of world trends in energy demand and the major macroeconomic assumptions used in deriving these projections, along with the major sources of uncertainty in the projections, which extend through 2040. In addition to the projections, High Economic Growth and Low Economic Growth cases were developed to consider the effects of higher and lower growth paths for economic activity than are assumed in the Reference case. IEO2016 also includes a High Oil Price case and, a Low Oil Price case. The resulting projections -- and the uncertainty associated with international energy projections in general -- are discussed in Chapter 1, "World energy demand and economic outlook." IEO2016 focuses exclusively on marketed energy. Non-marketed energy sources, which continue to play an important role in some developing countries, are not included in the estimates.

Market Frictions

Market Frictions
Author: Kirsten W. Endres
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN: 1789202450
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Market Frictions Book Excerpt:

Based on ethnographic research conducted during several years, Market Frictions examines the tensions and frictions that emerge from the interaction of global market forces, urban planning policies, and small-scale trading activities in the Vietnamese border city of Lào Cai. Here, it is revealed how small-scale traders and market vendors experience the marketplace, reflect upon their trading activities, and negotiate current state policies and regulations. It shows how “traditional” Vietnamese marketplaces have continually been reshaped and adapted to meet the changing political-economic circumstances and civilizational ideals of the time.

Conservation in a Crowded World Case studies from the Asia Pacific

Conservation in a Crowded World  Case studies from the Asia Pacific
Author: John Merson
Publsiher: UNSW Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1742246214
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation in a Crowded World Case studies from the Asia Pacific Book Excerpt:

In an increasingly crowded world reconciling environmental'conservation' with the 'sustainable use' of natural resources is now ourgreatest challenge. Nature conservation has traditionally focused onprotecting iconic and important areas of biodiversity from humanexploitation through the establishment of National Parks and WorldHeritage Areas. While this is essential, a narrow focus on protected areaconservation risks overlooking local needs in areas where peopleand natural systems must co-exist.This book addresses some key questions for the sustainable use of naturalenvironments:What should be conserved and who decides?Is 'use' compatible with conservation, and under what circumstances?Are trade-offs between conservation and development necessary?How do we find those elusive 'win-win' solutions?

Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam

Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam
Author: Martha Lincoln
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 075563618X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam Book Excerpt:

Through a tumultuous 20th-century period of revolution and foreign wars, Vietnam's public health system was praised by international observers as a “bright light in an epidemiologically dark world,” standing out for its accomplishments in infectious disease control. Since the country's transition to a “market economy with socialist orientation” in the mid-1980s, however, some of these achievements have been reversed as the “renovation” of national systems for welfare and health leaves gaps in the social safety net. A series of cholera outbreaks that spread through Northern Vietnam in 2007-2010 revealed the paradoxes, contradictions, and challenges that Vietnam faces in its post-transition period. This book presents an anthropological analysis of the political, economic, and infrastructural inputs to these epidemics and suggests how the most commonly repeated accounts of disease spread misdirected public attention and suppressed awareness of risk factors in Vietnam's capital. Drawing a parallel to the experience of novel coronavirus in Asia and beyond, this book reflects on how political priorities, economic forces, and cultural struggles influence the experience and the epidemiology of infectious disease.

Saigon at War

Saigon at War
Author: Heather Marie Stur
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN: 1107161924
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saigon at War Book Excerpt:

An examination of the political and cultural dynamism of the Republic of Vietnam until its collapse on April 30, 1975.

The Postcolonial World

The Postcolonial World
Author: Jyotsna G. Singh,David D. Kim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1315297671
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postcolonial World Book Excerpt:

The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural field. Essays map the terrain of the postcolonial as a global phenomenon at the intersection of several disciplinary inquiries. Framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding essay, the eight sections examine: Affective, Postcolonial Histories Postcolonial Desires Religious Imaginings Postcolonial Geographies and Spatial Practices Human Rights and Postcolonial Conflicts Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities Ecocritical Inquiries in Postcolonial Studies Postcolonialism versus Neoliberalism The Postcolonial World looks afresh at re-emerging conditions of postcoloniality in the twenty-first century and draws on a wide range of representational strategies, cultural practices, material forms, and affective affiliations. The volume is an essential reading for scholars and students of postcolonialism.

Lowdown a Short History of the Origins of the Vietnam War

Lowdown  a Short History of the Origins of the Vietnam War
Author: Dr David Anderson
Publsiher: Creative Learning Concepts
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN: 1906790469
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lowdown a Short History of the Origins of the Vietnam War Book Excerpt:

In this concise history of the origins of the Vietnam War, Dr David Anderson, Professor of History at California State University, Monterey Bay, examines the events that led to one of the most controversial wars the US has ever known and succinctly explains, for a new generation, why this conflict still matters today.

Rural Urban Migration in Vietnam

Rural Urban Migration in Vietnam
Author: Amy Y. C. Liu,Xin Meng
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 3319945742
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Urban Migration in Vietnam Book Excerpt:

This edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of rural-urban migration in Vietnam. It addresses a wide range of important topics, including Vietnam’s household registration system (ho khau), migration trends, remittance behaviour and social networking. In addition, it examines migrants’ earnings, their children’s schooling, housing issues and their families’ consumption behaviour in their destination cities. The book is mainly based on new data from the Australian National University's ‘Study of Rural-Urban Migration in Vietnam with Insights from China and Indonesia’ (VRUM) project, which identifies migrants from the large-scale, representative ‘Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey’ 2012 (VHLSS2012). In addition to the data from the VRUM project, the book draws on other widely used data sources to provide a comprehensive picture of rural-urban migrants in Vietnam. By highlighting the issues and challenges brought about by the large-scale rural-urban migration in Vietnam, the book helps researchers and policymakers more effectively formulate policies to respond to those challenges. Moreover, Vietnam’s experience can serve as lessons learnt to other transitional/developing countries.

The Invention of Ecocide

The Invention of Ecocide
Author: David Zierler
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0820338273
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Ecocide Book Excerpt:

As the public increasingly questioned the war in Vietnam, a group of American scientists deeply concerned about the use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called “ecocide.” David Zierler traces this movement, starting in the 1940s, when weed killer was developed in agricultural circles and theories of counterinsurgency were studied by the military. These two trajectories converged in 1961 with Operation Ranch Hand, the joint U.S.-South Vietnamese mission to use herbicidal warfare as a means to defoliate large areas of enemy territory. Driven by the idea that humans were altering the world's ecology for the worse, a group of scientists relentlessly challenged Pentagon assurances of safety, citing possible long-term environmental and health effects. It wasn't until 1970 that the scientists gained access to sprayed zones confirming that a major ecological disaster had occurred. Their findings convinced the U.S. government to renounce first use of herbicides in future wars and, Zierler argues, fundamentally reoriented thinking about warfare and environmental security in the next forty years. Incorporating in-depth interviews, unique archival collections, and recently declassified national security documents, Zierler examines the movement to ban ecocide as it played out amid the rise of a global environmental consciousness and growing disillusionment with the containment policies of the cold war era.

East and Southeast Asia 2012

East and Southeast Asia 2012
Author: Steven Leibo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1610488857
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East and Southeast Asia 2012 Book Excerpt:

Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help readers understand contemporary developments in this vital region. Broad introductory regional and comparative chapters are followed by distinct sections on each country in the region and for some sub-chapters are areas such as Tibet. More specifically, the text focuses on contemporary political, economic and environmental developments and has been especially designed to offer a concise introduction to contemporary developments for students and travelers alike.

Private International Law in Vietnam

Private International Law in Vietnam
Author: Thi Hong Trinh Nguyen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9783161541865
Category: Conflict of laws
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private International Law in Vietnam Book Excerpt:

Minerals Yearbook

Minerals Yearbook
Author: Mines Bureau,Geological Survey,Interior Department
Publsiher: Minerals Yearbook: Volume 3: A
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 9781411341722
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minerals Yearbook Book Excerpt:

- Minerals Yearbook, 2014, V. 3: Area Reports: International: Asia and the Pacific. Volume III, Area Reports: International, is published as four separate reports. These regional reports contain the latest available minerals data on more than 180 foreign countries and discuss the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations and the United States. Each report begins with an overview of the region's mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and use of minerals in each country of the region and how each country's mineral industry relates to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production tables and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs that affect the country's mineral industry, and an outlook section.

Changing Higher Education in East Asia

Changing Higher Education in East Asia
Author: Simon Marginson,Xin Xu
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1350216267
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Higher Education in East Asia Book Excerpt:

East Asia is a most dynamic region and its fast developing higher education and research systems are gathering great momentum. East Asian higher education has common cultural roots in Chinese civilization, and in indigenous traditions, each country has been shaped in different ways by Western intervention, and all are building global strategies. Shared educational agendas combine with long political tensions and rising national identities. Hope and fear touch each other. What are the prospects for regional harmony-in-diversity? How do internationalization and indigenization interplay in higher education in this remarkable region, where so much of the future of humanity will be decided? Experts from Australia, China mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and Vietnam probe these dynamics, with original perspectives, robust evidence and brilliant writing. Changing Higher Education in East Asia deepens our understanding of internationalization and globalization agendas such as world-class universities and international students. It takes readers further, exploring the role of higher education in furthering the global public and common good, world citizenship education, the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences, geopolitics and higher education development, cross-border academic mobility, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on regional student mobility, and future regionalization in East Asia.