Not Meant to Last: Vietnam's First Constitution

Book Chapter

Tønnesson, Stein (2019) Not Meant to Last: Vietnam's First Constitution, in Tan, Kevin YL; & Ngoc Son Bui, eds, Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia. Oxford: Hart (225–256).

​The book analyzes the making of the first constitutions for each of the ten member states in the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) and of Timor Leste.

The chapter on Vietnam analyses constitution making in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during 1945-46 and briefly compares the 1946 constitution with Vietnam's several later constitutions.

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Stein Tønnesson

Stein Tønnesson

Research Professor