Avis de parution d’une nouvelle étude de Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet. Présentation de l’éditeur ci-après.
Since 1990 public political criticism has evolved into a prominent
feature of Vietnam’s political landscape. So argues Benedict Kerkvliet
in his analysis of Communist Party–ruled Vietnam. Speaking Out in
Vietnam assesses the rise and diversity of these public displays of
disagreement, showing that it has morphed from family whispers to
large-scale use of electronic media.
In discussing how such criticism has become widespread over the last three decades, Kerkvliet focuses on four clusters of critics: factory workers demanding better wages and living standards; villagers demonstrating and petitioning against corruption and land confiscations; citizens opposing China’s encroachment into Vietnam and criticizing China-Vietnam relations; and dissidents objecting to the party-state regime and pressing for democratization. He finds that public political criticism ranges from lambasting corrupt authorities to condemning repression of bloggers to protesting about working conditions. Speaking Out in Vietnam shows that although we may think that the party-state represses public criticism, in fact Vietnamese authorities often tolerate and respond positively to such public and open protests.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction: Political Criticism and the Party-State 1. Labor: Protesting Working and Living Conditions 2. Land: Defending Farms and Opposing Corruption 3. Nation: Protecting Vietnam and Questioning the Party’s Patriotism 4. Democratization: Advocating Regime Change 5. Party-State Authorities: Treatment of Regime Critics 6. Reprise and Prospects Appendix: Cited Party-State Newspapers Notes Index
Chaque année l’Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine (Irasec), basé à Bangkok, analyse les principaux événements politiques, économiques, sociaux, environnementaux ou religieux survenus dans l’ensemble du sous-continent asiatique.
L’Asie du Sud-Est 2016
Bilan, enjeux et perspectives
Dirigé par Abigaël Pesses
Les Indes Savantes – Irasec, Paris – Bangkok, janvier 2016, 456 p.
ISBN : 978-2-84654-444-3
Établissant une rétrospective des faits majeurs de l’année 2015, ce livre aide à mieux comprendre les grands enjeux et les perspectives de l’année 2016 dans une région de près de 600 millions d’habitants qui, plus que jamais, joue un rôle d’interface entre les grands pôles asiatiques et l’Occident. Grâce au travail de terrain tout au long de l’année d’une vingtaine de chercheurs et d’experts, L’Asie du Sud-Est 2016 offre un décryptage d’une actualité asiatique complexe, dense et dynamique.
Outre une analyse claire et détaillée sur chacun des onze pays de la région, L’Asie du Sud-Est 2016 propose quatre dossiers et un débat sur des sujets d’actualité représentatifs des changements en cours. De nombreux outils pratiques sur l’Asie du Sud-Est sont également disponibles, au nombre desquels une chronologie par pays des événements des douze derniers mois ainsi qu’un répertoire des principaux partis politiques en Asie du Sud-Est.
Les dossiers de l’année
L’Asean peut-elle transformer l’Asie du Sud-Est en région intégrée ? (Bruno Jetin)
La Chine en Asie du Sud-Est : entre pré carré et rivalités géopolitiques grandissantes (Barthélémy Courmont, Frédéric Lasserre et Éric Mottet)
L’Inde et l’Asie du Sud-Est, une relation proche mais lointaine (Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière)
Les zones communes de développement : une solution en mer de Chine méridionale ? (Nathalie Fau)
Appropriations politiques des rôles féminins en Asie du Sud-Est (Sarah Anaïs Andrieu, Élodie Coffre et Abigaël Pesses)
Birmanie (Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière)
Brunei (Marie-Sybille de Vienne)
Cambodge (Julie Blot et Anne Yvonne Guillou)
Indonésie (Jean-Marc de Grave)
Laos (Éric Mottet)
Malaisie (Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux)
Philippines (François-Xavier Bonnet)
Singapour (Éric Frécon)
Thaïlande (Jean Baffie)
Timor-Leste (Christine Cabasset)
Vietnam (Laurent Gédéon et François Guillemot)
Répertoire des principaux partis politiques en Asie du Sud-Est (François Vezier)
[ndlr] Depuis sa date de fondation en 1930, le Parti communiste vietnamien (sous ses différentes appellations au cours de l’histoire) a organisé onze congrès nationaux (1935, 1951, 1960, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011). Petit rappel officiel mis en ligne par Vietnam + et rédigé par le PCV et l’Agence vietnamienne d’information (VNA).
[ndlr] Liens vers les articles consacrés à la préparation du XIIe Congrès du Parti communiste vietnamien qui se déroulera du 21 au 28 janvier 2016 (journée préparatoire le 20 janvier). Sélection d’articles sur les enjeux du 14e Plenum (11-13 janvier) sous l’œil du PCV, des forces de sécurité et des commentateurs politiques ou des blogueurs. Spéculations, débats et prédictions sur les futurs “quatre piliers” de l’Etat-Parti vietnamien.
Hiền Hòa, Bế mạc Hội nghị lần thứ 14 Ban Chấp hành Trung ương Đảng khoá XI, ĐCSVN, 13/01/2016. Sau 3 ngày làm việc khẩn trương, nghiêm túc, thật sự dân chủ và trách nhiệm cao, Hội nghị lần thứ 14 Ban Chấp hành Trung ương khóa XI đã hoàn thành toàn bộ nội dung chương trình đề ra. Tổng Bí thư Nguyễn Phú Trọng phát biểu bế mạc Hội nghị.
[Nguyen Phu Trong], Hội nghị Trung ương 14 “có ý nghĩa đặc biệt quan trọng”, ĐCSVN, 11/01/2016. Báo điện tử Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam trân trọng giới thiệu toàn văn bài phát biểu của đồng chí Tổng Bí thư Nguyễn Phú Trọng khai mạc Hội nghị lần thứ 14, Ban Chấp hành Trung ương Đảng khoá XI, ngày 11/1.
[ndlr] Appel à communications sur le thème “Viêt-Nam, 30 ans de Renouveau et au-delà”, organisé par l’ISEAS à Singapour les 24 et 25 mars 2016. Date limite de l’envoi du résumé de communication (250 mots) le 17 juillet 2016.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Vietnam Forum 2016
“Vietnam: Thirty years of Doi Moi and beyond”
24-25 March 2016
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119614
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) adopted the Doi Moi (Renovation) policy at its sixth National Congress in 1986, opening up a new chapter in the country’s modern history. Under Doi Moi, Vietnam has undergone significant socio-economic reforms that transformed the country from a backward centrally-planned, autarkic economy into a dynamic market-based and highly internationally integrated one, and one of the most successful stories in terms of poverty reduction in Asia’s contemporary history. The country’s political system has also adopted various reforms to facilitate economic development and good governance. At the same time, Vietnam’s foreign policy has also been renovated under Doi Moi as Hanoi abandoned the ideology-based foreign policy making to pursue the “diversification and multilateralisation” of its international relations. As such, Vietnam has transformed itself into a well respected international partner with increasing influence over regional affairs.
Next year will witness another milestone in the country’s development as the CPV will convene its 12th National Congress to review the past 30 years of Doi Moi and to introduce new policies to guide the country’s future development. In particular, there have been calls for a second Doi Moi (Doi Moi 2.0) to lift Vietnam out of prolonged economic difficulties since 2008 and to establish a new growth model for the country. Therefore, economic reforms, if any, introduced by the Party at the Congress will have important implications for Vietnam’s future economic performance. Moreover, official documents adopted by the Congress may also shed light on how the CPV will deal with mounting pressures for further political reforms as well as foreign policy challenges brought about by China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Theme and topics
Against this backdrop, ISEAS will organize the Vietnam Forum 2016 on “Vietnam: Thirty years of Doi Moi and beyond”. The Forum will provide a timely opportunity for Vietnam watchers to review and examine the various socio-economic, political and foreign policy transformations that Doi Moi has produced over the past 30 years as well as their national and regional implications. Held at a critical juncture of the country’s development, the Forum will also be an appropriate platform for scholars and policy makers to share their views on Vietnam’s contemporary challenges and its future trajectories.
The Forum is multidisciplinary, and we welcome papers on a broad range of topics as long as they address the general theme of the Forum. Papers with comparative approaches (especially between Vietnam and China) are also welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Vietnam’s current economic restructuring; SOE reforms; the role of private and foreign-invested sectors; the role of foreign aid and foreign actors in Vietnam’s economic development; Vietnam’s outward FDI; the role of overseas Vietnamese in Vietnam’s economic development; the development of Vietnam’s financial sector…
Vietnam’s political reforms under Doi Moi; the CPV’s legitimacy and political challenges; politics within the CPV; administrative and judicial reforms; corruption and the fight against corruption; constitutional reform…
Vietnam’s social and cultural changes under Doi Moi; immigration and demographic changes; urbanization process; inequality; middle class; Vietnam’s education reform…
Vietnam’s foreign policy evolution under Doi Moi; Vietnam’s contemporary foreign policy challenges; Vietnam’s relations with major countries and ASEAN; Vietnam and the South China Sea disputes; Vietnam’s international economic integration…
The Forum will be divided into four consecutive panels, focusing on four research areas: economics; politics; social and cultural issues; and foreign policy. Each panel will address the overall theme of the Forum with a focus on their specific area.
Each panel will be composed of 4-5 participants, each participant has 20 minutes to present their paper and 10 minutes for Q&A. Depending on the quality of the papers submitted, however, the number of participants in each panel may be increased or decreased so that the best participants/papers will be selected.
It is expected that an edited book based on a number of selected papers will be published within 12-18 months after the Forum concludes.
Submission of abstracts and full papers
Interested scholars should submit author information, paper title and an abstract (maximum 250 words) via the Forum’s website before 17 July 2015. Selected authors will be notified via email on 24 July 2015.
The deadline for full papers to be submitted is 29 January 2016. Please note that authors who do not submit completed papers by due date may be asked to give up their place in the Forum.
The papers must be original research that have not been published or are not being considered for publication anywhere else.
[ndlr] Signalement d’un timeline utile sur le blogging politique vietnamien depuis l’émergence des réseaux sociaux au Viêt-Nam. A l’initiative de Tia Sáng Vietnam. Cliquez sur l’image pour accéder au site.
Blogging Politics in Vietnam 2003-2015
A timeline of Vietnam’s blogging movement and related political events
This timeline has been created to help inform debates on the impact of social media on wider political developments in Vietnam. Click on the spanner icon at the bottom right of the timeline to change zoom and view settings.
[ndlr] Parution d’un ouvrage important sur la Seconde République du Viêt-Nam (1967-1975) sur laquelle peu d’études existent. Réf. : Taylor, Keith W. (ed.), Voices from the Second Republic of South Vietnam (1967–1975), Ithaca, NY, Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2015.
The Republic of (South) Vietnam is commonly viewed as a unified entity throughout the two decades (1955–75) during which the United States was its main ally. However, domestic politics during that time followed a dynamic trajectory from authoritarianism to chaos to a relatively stable experiment in parliamentary democracy. The stereotype of South Vietnam that appears in most writings, both academic and popular, focuses on the first two periods to portray a caricature of a corrupt, unstable dictatorship and ignores what was achieved during the last eight years.
The essays in Voices from the Second Republic of South Vietnam (1967–1975) come from those who strove to build a constitutional structure of representative government during a war for survival with a totalitarian state. Those committed to realizing a noncommunist Vietnamese future placed their hopes in the Second Republic, fought for it, and worked for its success. This book is a step in making their stories known.
Introduction by K. W. Taylor
1. A Vietnamese Perspective on US Involvement in Vietnam by Bui Diem
2. Testimony of a Senior Officer, South Vietnamese Central Intelligence Organization by Phan Cong Tam
3. From Facing Anti-war Crowds to Nation-building by Nguyen Ngoc Bich
4. A Decade of Public Service: Nation-building during the Interregnum and Second Republic (1964–75) by Tran Quang Minh
5. Building a Market Economy during Wartime by Nguyen Duc Cuong
6. From the First to the Second Republic: From Scylla to Charybdis by Phan Quang Tue
7. Testimony of a Former Representative of the Republic of South Vietnam National Assembly, 1971–75 by Tran Van Son
8. The Tan Dai Viet Party and its Contribution to Building Democracy in the Second Republic of Vietnam by Ma Xai
9. Naval Battle of the Paracels by Ho van Ky-Thoai