Training and fostering leaders and managers of the Party and the political system is a great mission of the Party School

(LLCT) - On September 14th, 2019, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics solemnly celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Academy’s tradition (1949-2019), and was honored to welcome Party General Secretary, President NGUYEN PHU TRONG, who attended and delivered an important speech. The Journal of Political Theory is honored to introduce his speech in full. The title was given by the Journal.

The development of theoretical awareness and practical experience in building the socialism of the Communist Party of Vietnam from the early 21st century until now

(LLCT) - After nearly 35 years of renovation, the theoretical awareness and practical experience of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in building socialism has continuously been asserted, reinforced, and developed. In the context of the Party is conducting a review of theory and practice for the upcoming 13th Party Congress, the article focuses on clarifying the development of the theoretical awareness and practical experience of the Party in building socialism in Vietnam.

People's participation in social management in Vietnam

(LLCT) - In the current global trend of national governance innovation, people play an increasingly important role and become more involved in the policy making and implementation process. Based on the study of the Party’s and State’s regulations, laws, and the reality of people's participation in social management activities through the results of the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Index (PAPI), this article suggests how to promote people's participation in social management.

Manifesto of the Communist Party and the orientation value for the transitional path to socialism in Vietnam

(LLCT) - It has been 170 years since the Manifesto of the Communist Party was born. The value of its theoretical points has remained unchanged up to now. The country on the path to socialism can apply it creatively in accordance with its specific conditions. For Vietnam, the chosen transitional path to socialism is oriented and lightened by the Manifesto and Marxism - Leninism. The vitality of the Manifesto is the constant inspiration which requires us to supplement and develop the theory of socialism and the transitional path to socialism in Vietnam in the new context.

The theory of socio-economic forms and the wrong views to be rejected

(LLCT) - The theory of socio-economic forms is one of the most important content topics of the Marxist historical materialism whose founders pointed out the most general movement rules of human society. As a result, a great number of countries chose the theory of socio-economic forms as the theoretical basis to build socialism. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe as well as the continuous changes in the world amidst the Industrial Revolution 4.0, many people were skeptical about the correctness and scientism of this theory. Thus, bases are needed to fight against the wrong views to protect the scientific and revolutionary character of the theory of socio-economic forms in the current context.

Vietnam’s Asean chairmanship 2020: Context, opportunities, challenges and its preparation

(LCTT) - In 2020, Vietnam will take the role of ASEAN Chairman. The member countries of the ASEAN Community, ASEAN’s partners and many countries around the world believe Vietnam will perform well to build ASEAN into a community of solidarity, confidence, security, peace, stability, and development. This article focuses on clarifying the global and regional context, as well as Vietnam’s opportunities, challenges, and preparation as ASEAN Chair in 2020.

Launch of Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index 2015

(LLCT) - On the 12th of April 2016, the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP), the Centre for Official Fostering and Scientific Research (under the Fatherland Front of Vietnam), and the Centre for Community Support and Development Studies, launched Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) 2015 in Hanoi. In attendance of the ceremony were Prof. Dr. Ta Ngoc Tan, President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, H.E. Ms. Beatrice Maser Mallor, Ambassador of Switzerland to Vietnam, and Ms. Pratibha Mehta, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam.

A nation's power includes not only its hard power (geographical - population, economic, military factors) but also its soft power (political institution, ideology and national strategies (state leaders), and the will of the people in implementing strategies, social values, international relations). Therefore, the study of a country’s soft power should be taken under overall consideration of its comprehensive power.

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