joins Boike Rehbein, author ofGlobalization, Society and
Culture in LaosandSociety in Contemporary
discussion on the past, present and future of the Lao People's
Democratic Republic. We start by discussing the concept
ofhabitusand how it can be used to study
Laotian society. We then talk about the structure of
pre-communist society, the communist takeover in 1975 and the
early attempts to build a centralized economy, and the market
reforms of 1986. We finish by discussing the bases of the
Communist Party and the recent events in 2016 which saw the
return of hardliner socialists to power.
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