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.

Awareness of democracy and democratization process in Vietnam in the renovation period: Actual situation and solution

(LLCT) - In the renovation process, the Communist Party of Vietnam has become more and more aware of the role of democracy and has focused on building the institution and regulations as well as renovating the mechanisms and policies to ensure people’s mastership is better and better. The democratization process in all fields of social life has created a great motivation for the renovation cause. However, it has not met the practical requirements; there have not been many fully solved in the awareness of democracy and democracy promotion in the condition of the only ruling Party. That reality requires the Party to further supplement new awareness and propose the solutions to promote the democratization process of Vietnam.

The effect after advanced political theory training at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - It is imperative to survey and evaluate the effect after advanced political theory training at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. This is an important base for the Academy to adjust and renovate the related contents to improve the advanced political theory training quality. This evaluation is implemented in accordance with the following 5 aspects: (1) Suitability in arranging job by specialty, (2) Change of position after advanced political theory training, (3) Promotion of strong capacity after advanced political theory training, (4) Degree of the student’s participation in the activities of the unit before and after learning advanced political theory, and (5) Effect of implementing the specific tasks at the unit after graduating from the advanced political theory program.

Flexi-security of employment in Vietnam’s labor and employment policy

(LLCT) - To identify gaps in Vietnam’s labor and employment policies from the viewpoint of flexi-security of employment, this article focuses on reviewing and assessing the relationship of flexibility and security of employment in the context of the existing regulations on (1) Employment contracts (EC), entering into and performance of an EC; and (2) Wages and insurance, including participation in social insurance (SI), unemployment insurance (UI) and health insurance (HI); as well as proposing solutions to overcome the limitations and enhance the strengths of the current labor and employment policy.

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.

Recommendations for Vietnam to participate in Asean security mechanisms

(LLCT) - Since joining ASEAN, Vietnam has actively participated in, and contributed to ASEAN’s common activities and the creation and strengthening of security frameworks in the region like the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the Treaty of Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ), and the Bali Declaration on the principles of mutually beneficial relations. This article provides three policy recommendations for Vietnam to further promote its role when participating in ASEAN security mechanisms in the coming period.

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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