Urban housing reform and state capacity in Vietnam

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Urban housing reform and state capacity in Vietnam
Author(s) Yip, Ngai-Ming ; Tran, Hoai Anh
Date 2008
English abstract
Vietnam has emerged recently as one of the fastest growing economies and widely be perceived as the next transition tiger. State capacity, which is believed to be pivotal to the success of the NIC, is under scrutiny inVietnam. This paper attempts to examine state capacity ofVietnam in the institutional, political, administrative and technical aspects employing examples in urban and housing development. This paper argues that despite the permeation of state machinery into every levels of society and creates an outlook of a strong socialist party state, state capacity in Vietnam is in fact rather weak. Although the country is striving hard in strengthen its capacity in various areas, such reforms are either yet to take root or being dragged by legacy of the old regime. The unique state-society relationship in Vietnam also shapes the trajectories of adaptation of state capacity in the course of rapidly changing economic and social environment.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512740801990253 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue The Pacific Review;2
Volume 21
ISSN 0951-2748
Pages 189-210
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Housing reform
state capacity
transitional economy
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13278 (link to this page)

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