Asian Socialism and Legal Change

Asian Socialism and Legal Change

The dynamics of Vietnamese and Chinese Reform

Asian Socialism and Legal ChangeEdited 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
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Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Law; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
East Asia, Southeast Asia

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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)
  2. Of ‘socialism’ and ‘socialist’ legal transformations in China and Vietnam (PDF, 173KB)
  3. Changing concepts of socialist law in Vietnam (PDF, 202KB)
  4. Confucianism and the conception of the law in Vietnam (PDF, 145KB)

Enduring socialist ideology and practice

  1. Transforming Chinese enterprise: ideology, efficiency and instrumentalism in the process of reform (PDF, 175KB)
  2. Socialist ideology and practical realsim: the process of compromise in Vietnam’s Law on Education (PDF, 134KB)
  3. Legal education in transitional Vietnam (PDF, 174KB)
  4. Vietnamese jurisprudence: informing court reform (PDF, 238KB)
  5. Ideology and professionalism: the resurgence of the Vietnamese bar (PDF, 172KB)

Socialist transitions: the centre and the local

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

Reconciling ideologies: internationalism and catholicism

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


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