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Poor Policies, Wealthy Peasants: Alternative Trajectories of Rural Development in Vietnam

Taylor, Philip


Examining recent momentous changes in rural Vietnam, this article contends that many rural development policies implemented by the state and international development agencies adopt criteria of progress that are inappropriate to the situation and needs of rural people. However, far from being left entirely bereft by the failures of official development schemes, rural people in Vietnam have access to an alternative set of resources and strategies to improve their lives. Using examples from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Vietnamese Studies
DOI: 10.1525/vs.2007.2.2.3


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