In 1986, the Communist Party of Vietnam conducted a wide-ranging self-criticism
and criticism campaign. The stated objectives of the campaign were to improve the
performance of the Party generally, and of its members in particular. This thesis explores
the factors which led the Party to launch the campaign and examines the possible role of
the campaign in the context of the upcoming Sixth Party Congress.
A key hypothesis of the thesis is that the campaign was a product of, and a...[Show more]
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