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Conceptualising Party-State Governance and Rule in Laos

Creak, Simon; Barney, Keith


This article develops a framework for conceptualising authoritarian governance and rule in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. After introducing the national and academic context, which go a significant way towards understanding the paucity of comparative political work on Laos, we propose an approach to studying post-socialist authoritarian and single-party rule that highlights the key political-institutional, cultural-historical and spatial-environmental sources of party-state power and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-08-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Asia
DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1494849


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