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Between 'state' and 'society': Commune authorities and the environment in Vietnam's craft villages

Mahanty, Sanghamitra (Sango); Dang, Trung


Maintaining a liveable environment in Vietnam's polluted craft villages is a daily challenge for state authorities and residents. Neighbouring urban populations demand that the state effectively curtails and manages pollution, while local residents prioritise their livelihoods and routinely flout regulations. The commune official, tasked with the seemingly impossible task of environmental regulation, occupies a fraught position, torn between the imperatives and constraints of craft producers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1111/apv.12077


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