The paper reviews political and other trajectories in Vietnam in 2012, concluding that a systemic political crisis continues. Trying to rule over an increasingly open and globalizing society with unreformed Communist political institutions, the Vietnamese Communist Party has seen its institutional authority evaporate, so that it no longer functions as a coherent source of sovereign power.
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Research Article| February 01 2013
Vietnam in 2012: The End of the Party
Adam Fforde is Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, in Melbourne. He is Principal Fellow at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. The author thanks Joerg Wischermann and Lada Homutova for comments.
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 101–108.
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Adam Fforde; Vietnam in 2012: The End of the Party. Asian Survey 1 February 2013; 53 (1): 101–108. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.101
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