• Tu Phuong Nguyen
Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific book series (CSAP)


The conclusion to the book summarises its main argument, that is, the relationship between law and morality is fluid, and values derived from law and moral norms can complement and overlap with each other in workers’ claim-making. It situates the findings on Vietnamese workers within broader literature on labour resistance in post-socialist regimes and socio-legal scholarship on legal consciousness and social change. The findings of this book pave way for an analytical reframing of law in post-socialist societies. Despite many limitations in its enforcement, state law brings about social change through informing and shaping people’s expectations. This subtle effect of law does not always lead to overt actions or articulations to contest problematic practices, but is an important indication of increasing consciousness of fairness, justice, and rights.


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  • Tu Phuong Nguyen
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  1. 1.Centre for Governance and Public PolicyGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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