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Vietnam – the limits of modernization under Party rule
May 28, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
Vietnam’s development success story is today well-known. The economic development, has not only produced sustained economic growth but has also resulted in cultural and societal transformation: urbanization and the emergence of new social forces in society and a concomitant political pluralization in society. At the same time Vietnam remains an authoritarian single-party regime with the Vietnam Communist Party in power since the 1950s in north Vietnam and in the entire country since 1975. In recent years a more vocal civil society has developed that is increasingly demanding political change and democratization. In this seminar we have gathered a panel of distinguished Vietnam scholars to address the current challenges of development in today’s Vietnam.
The seminar is arranged by the Forum for Asian Studies in collaboration with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). It is part of a book and workshop project “Vietnam: State, Economy, Society in a Shifting Global Environment”, co-financed by Riksbankens jubileumsfond (RJ).
Please rsvp to [email protected] no later than 27 May, 2019