Building Blocks for the Rule of Law? Legal Reforms and Public Administration in Vietnam

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As part of the general reform process since the introduction of doi moi, Vietnam has undertaken a number of changes of its legal system and legislation in its transition from a socialist planned economy to a market-based economic system. Reforms of the organizational and substantive legislation relating to the public administration, procedures, and complaints have formed part of the overall public administration reforms. Public administration reforms focusing on streamlining and increasing efficiency of administrative governance systems and procedures have involved not only a decentralization and delegation of certain powers to local authorities, but also a range of measures to provide for clearer and simpler administrative procedures, transparency, and remedies against administrative acts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVietnam's New Order : International perspectives on the state and reform in Vietnam,
EditorsStéphanie Balme, Mark Sidel
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)9781349536153
ISBN (Electronic)9780230601970
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
SeriesThe CERI Series in International Relations and Political Economy

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