Renovating the Vietnamese Communist Party: Nguyen Van Linh and the Programme for Organizational Reform, 1987-91

Renovating the Vietnamese Communist Party: Nguyen Van Linh and the Programme for Organizational Reform, 1987-91
Lewis M Stern, author
Date of publication:  2000
Publisher:  ISEAS / SMP
Number of pages:  224
Code:  IU2
Hard Cover
ISBN: 9789813016569
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ISBN: 9789813016552
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About the publication

The Vietnamese Communist Party has been preoccupied with renewal and reorganization for over a decade. Efforts to eliminate inefficient, ineffective and corrupt cadre; recruit younger, skilled and better educated members; improve basic party chapter-level leadership and organization; and select and train a generation of party secretaries at all levels have limped along since the late 1970s. This book traces the evolution of the reforms of the party organization under Nguyen Van Linh. Under his leadership party reform gained a new lease on life. However, by 1988 Linh was increasingly stymied by the closing of ranks of party conservatives, the glacial speed with which the party organization responded to reform initiatives, and the extent to which ineffective leadership, poor organizing habits and venality had saturated the core of the party. For customers in the United States and Canada, a separate hard cover edition is available from St. Martin1s Press, New York.

Co-publication: ISEAS / SMP

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies / St Martin'™s Press

Contents

  • Renovating the Vietnamese Communist Party: Nguyen Van Linh and the Programme for Organizational Reform, 1987-91
    [Whole Publication, ISBN: 9789814379229]
  • Preliminary Pages
  • 1. 1987: Consolidating the Programme for Party Renovation
  • 2. Staying the Reformist Course
  • 3. 1989: Staying Back to Orthodoxies: Conservative Backlash and the Impact on Reform
  • 4. 1990: Economic Crisis, Organizational Failure and the Conflict over Reformist Goals
  • 5. 1991: Fashioning Consensus: Towards the Naitonal Party Congress
  • 6. Conclusion: Nguyen Van Linh and the "New Way of Thinking"
  • Notes, Note on Terminology

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