Industrial zones were only introduced to Vietnam in the 1990s, but even the agrarian Mekong Delta boasts of about 100 zones. What is their environmental impact? While missing capacity, financing, and regulation is the common diagnosis, this book reintroduces the structural features of the Vietnamese state and its economy into its analysis of wastewater management in the industrial zones. It reveals the socio-spatial effects of the Vietnamese state administration system and the State's utilisation of law and its ambiguities to express and facilitate multiple dimensions of socio-spatiality.
Siwei Tan (LLB, MSc) holds a PhD in Geography. She is an assistant lecturer for environmental governance at the Department of Geography in the University of Bonn.