Asian Socialism and Legal Change

Asian Socialism and Legal Change

The dynamics of Vietnamese and Chinese Reform

Edited by: John Gillespie, Pip Nicholson

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Although the immense process of economic and social transformation currently underway in China and Vietnam is well known, less attention has been devoted to the process of Chinese and Vietnamese legal change.

Asian Socialism and Legal Change brings together experts to analyse recent developments in the legal sphere, representing the diversity and dynamism of this process. This book is the first systematic analysis of legal change in Asian transitional economies.


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Aug 2005
ANU Press
Asia Pacific Press
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Law; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
East Asia: China; Southeast Asia: Vietnam

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The diversity and dynamism of legal change in socialist China and Vietnam

  1. The Diversity and Dynamism of Legal Change in Socialist China and Vietnam (PDF, 140KB)John Gillespie and Pip Nicholson doi
  2. Of ‘socialism’ and ‘socialist’ legal transformations in China and Vietnam (PDF, 173KB)Michael Dowdle doi
  3. Changing concepts of socialist law in Vietnam (PDF, 202KB)John Gillespie doi
  4. Confucianism and the conception of the law in Vietnam (PDF, 145KB)Pham Duy Nghia doi

Enduring socialist ideology and practice

  1. Transforming Chinese enterprise: ideology, efficiency and instrumentalism in the process of reform (PDF, 175KB)Chao Xi doi
  2. Socialist ideology and practical realism: the process of compromise in Vietnam’s Law on Education (PDF, 134KB)Elizabeth St George doi
  3. Legal education in transitional Vietnam (PDF, 174KB)Bui Thi Bich Lien doi
  4. Vietnamese jurisprudence: informing court reform (PDF, 238KB)Pip Nicholson doi
  5. Ideology and professionalism: the resurgence of the Vietnamese bar (PDF, 172KB)Nguyen Hung Quang and Kerstin Steiner doi

Socialist transitions: the centre and the local

  1. Mapping legal change in the context of reforms to Chinese police powers (PDF, 197KB)Sarah Biddulph doi
  2. State-owned enterprises, law and a decade of market-oriented socialist development in Vietnam (PDF, 318KB)Adam Fforde doi
  3. Public administration reform in Vietnam: foreign transplants or local hybrids? (PDF, 148KB)Martin Painter doi

Reconciling ideologies: internationalism and catholicism

  1. Fragmented pragmatism: the conclusion and adoption of international treaties in Vietnam (PDF, 180KB)Tannetje Bryant and Brad Jessup doi
  2. The Vietnamese state, the Catholic Church and the law (PDF, 624KB)Peter Hansen doi

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