Small Towns as Interfaces for Interaction, Exchange and Transition in Vietnam

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1
Resource Type
Text
Creator
  • Bloh, Hannah von (Chair for Comperative Studies in Development and Culture, Passau University)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    1(2)
Publication Date
2008
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Small Towns; Vietnam; Regional Development; Social Interface; Urbanisation
Description
  • Abstract

    Small towns present a critical link between urban systems and rural landscapes and are thus relevant for the understanding of regional development processes. In this context, an integrative analysis of the dynamics of interaction and negotiation on the local level and their correlation with higher-level structures and processes is insightful. The analysis draws on the concept of the social interface which is here applied to encounters between actors of various fields and levels within the arena of the small town. This approach is exemplified by an outline of processes of negotiation and mediation along political and economic interfaces in small Vietnamese towns. While the approach remains to be verified and elaborated in practice, it promises to provide a more complex and holistic view of current development trends.
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Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
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  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-1.2-2 (Text)

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