The government of mistrust : illegibility and bureaucratic power in socialist Vietnam / Ken MacLean.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: MacLean, Ken (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
Series:New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies.
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Table of Contents:
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Terminological Note
  • Introduction
  • Period I . The Pre-centralization of Documentation: Revolutionary Mobilization before Collectivization
  • 1. Call-and-Response Dialogues: Struggling to Convert Mistrust into Trust
  • 2. Field Reports: Confusing the Exemplary with the Deviant
  • Period II. The Centralization of Documentation: Bureaucratic Professionalism following Collectivization
  • Introduction: Conflicting Narratives: The Transition to State Socialism
  • 3. Administrative Templates: Standardizing Vagueness4. Labor Contracts: Muddling Licit Practices with Illicit Ones
  • 5. Performance Audits: Identifying Known Unknowns
  • Period III. The Para-centralization of Documentation: Socialist Marketization after Decollectivization
  • Introduction: Mistaking Fact as Fiction and Fiction as Fact: The Transition out of State Socialism
  • 6. Village Conventions: Misportraying Private Interests as Public Ones
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. The State Administrative Structure (2001)
  • Appendix 2. List of Contracting Experiments by Location, Type, and DateNotes
  • References
  • Index