Vietnam and the World

Marxist-Leninist Doctrine and the Changes in International Relations, 1975–93

  • Eero Palmujoki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Marxism-Leninism and Global Change

  3. Vietnamese Marxism-Leninism and Foreign Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. The “High Tide” of the World’s Revolutionary Forces 1975–85

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Eero Palmujoki
      Pages 128-170
  5. The Re-evaluation of Vietnamese Marxism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Eero Palmujoki
      Pages 173-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 216-259

About this book


Vietnam and the World is a comprehensive book on Vietnam's international relations since 1975. It is also a study on the development of Marxist-Leninist doctrine in Vietnam. With its special reference to foreign policy, the book examines how formalist Marxist-Leninist rhetoric penetrated traditional pragmatically oriented Vietnamese thinking. By using previously unexploited Vietnamese material, the author pinpoints the development of Vietnamese doctrine vis-a-vis pragmatism and formalism and analyzes the line pursued by Vietnam during the radical changes in international relation between 1975 and 1993.


development evaluation foreign policy global changes integration international relations Lenin Leninism Marx marxism revolution rhetoric

Authors and affiliations

  • Eero Palmujoki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsUniversity of TampereFinland

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