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Changing Worlds: Vietnam’s Transition from Cold War to Globalization

David W.P. Elliott


For the most of the twentieth century, the country of Vietnam has served as a symbol of the bipolar system of rival ideological blocs that characterized the Cold War. As the conflict over communism waned in the 1980s, Vietnam faced the tough task of remaking itself as nation in the eyes of its people and of the world. This book chronicles the evolution of the Vietnamese state as we know it today. With the collapse of communist regimes in Europe, Vietnam witnessed the dissolution of the cornerstone of its policies toward the outside world. Fearing that a full commitment to deep integration in a ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, Cold War, post-Cold War era, World Trade Organization, authoritarian state, cultural exchange, international community, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383348
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W.P. Elliott, author
Pomona College, USA