International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Enacting Anticorruption: The Reconfiguration of Audit Regimes in Contemporary Vietnam

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The article examines the enactment of anti-corruption and reconfiguration of audit regimes in contemporary Vietnam. The general Vietnamese term for corruption is "tham nhúng," which is a combination of avarice and harassment. Redirecting material goods and granting bureaucratic favors that could be recalled reportedly became a way to manage uncertainty in chronic shortages of Vietnam's centrally planned economy. It is stated that reforms known as "Renovation" have cut Vietnamese poverty.

Publication Title

Positions

Publication Date

3-1-2012

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

595

Last Page

625

ISSN

1067-9847

DOI

10.1215/10679847-1538524

Keywords

Vietnam, political corruption, poverty reduction, poverty, central economic planning

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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