Power Of Everyday Politics, The: How Vietnamese Peasants Transformed National Policy


by Kerkvliet, Benedict J Tria

Price:  US$38.42   (SGD49.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 305 pages
Published:  2005, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9812303251
SB#:  036895 (160)

About This Book

This ground-breaking study of village politics and farming in Vietnam is based on substantial field and archival study. Light is shed on the dynamics and nature of agricultural change in North Vietnam from the land reforms of the 1950s and enforced collectivization of the 1960s to the official acceptance of family farming in the 1980s. Village level opinion, ad hoc approaches to agricultural problems and local resistance to top-down and complicated regulations and to persistent corruption in some cooperatives are seen as the major factors which led to the abandonment of the collective system. With glossary, bibliography and index.


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