Religion and Economic Growth: The Relationship between “Independent Variables” and “Dependent Variables” (28/08/2019)

If religion is a social entity, its social variables also have two types: “independent variable” and “dependent variable”. Studying the relationship between these two variables can help identify the interaction between religion and socio-political and economic factors. From a theoretical and methodological perspective, the paper examines religious economics as both an independent and dependent variable in spatial models of secularism, religious markets and economic development. Four specific research issues analyzed hereafter include religious and economic beliefs, secularism and religious economy, religious market and religious economy, conflict and cooperation in the field of religious economy.
Author: Do Quang Hung

Existentialism and Its Influence in Vietnam (28/08/2019)

Existentialism was introduced to Vietnam in the 1950s of the XXth century. While there have been numerous scientific studies on this issue, so far no definite conclusions have seemed to be reached due to both objective and subjective reasons. A period of more than 60 years “cultured” in Vietnam might be long enough to draw academic conclusions about existentialism and its influence in Vietnam.
Author: Nguyen Tien Dung

Cooperation in Marine Environmental Protection in Southeast Asia (28/08/2019)

Marine environment pollution is one of the biggest non-traditional security challenges at sea. Home to the world’s richest marine biodiversity, Southeast Asian seas have been also facing rising pollution as well as serious decline in biodiversity. Although cooperation in marine environment protection in Southeast Asia has gained remarkable achievements, pollution remains significant threat. On identifying the current situation and cooperation among Southeast Asian countries on the issue, the paper will assess both successes and limitations of marine environment protection in the region.
Author: Vo Xuan Vinh

Russian Presidential Election in 2018: A One Year Look Back (28/08/2019)

Much has been debated among international scholars including Vietnamese about the background, processes of campaigning and results of the 2018 Russian presidential election, the new President’s policies and their influences on the world as well as international reactions (including the US and China). The article examines these issues in the first year of Vladimir Putin’s presidential term (2018-2024).
Author: Ngo Thi Mai Dien

Ideas of “Literary School” through the Literature Review of Vietnamese Families of Literary Tradition in Medieval Period (28/08/2019)

Vietnamese society experienced a long period of volatility in the 18th and 19th centuries. Against such background, Vietnamese literature prospered thanks to the development of celebrated families with literary tradition, which has been so far referred to as “literary school” in several researches since the August Revolution of 1945. However, the content of the term “văn phái” has not been generally recognized. The paper summerizes related acadmic viewpoints in order to propose a proper interpretation and idea of this issue in Vietnamese medieval literature.
Author: Nguyen Manh Hoang

Social Sciences in the Development of the Country (28/08/2019)

Social sciences play a more important role than both natural sciences and technology in every country’s development strategy, since the effectiveness of a strategy or/and a policy cannot be commonly measured by money or possessions. While natural sciences and technology with their creative characteristics, can at most increase labor productivity in a certain historical period, social sciences, if appropriate, may change the whole society. No strategy, whether technological, technical, defense or natural sciences related, exists without social sciences thinking.
Author: Ho Si Quy

Human Resource Development for Editorial Work in Academic Journals of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (28/08/2019)

Human resource development is among important factors for the effective and sustainable development strategy of countries in a whole, each industry in particular. For academic journals, human resources for editorial work play an important role as they contribute to assuring the quality of a journal. The paper assesses the current situation of human resource development for editorial work of academic journals in the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in such aspects as personnel planning, recruitment, assignment, training, attraction and treatment. Thereby, it proposes solutions for innovation in developing such human resources in the coming time.
Author: Chu Thi Huong