Political outlook 2000-2001: Laos

Stuart-Fox, M. (2000) Political outlook 2000-2001: Laos. Regional Outlook: Southeast Asia, 2000/2001: 24-27.

Author Stuart-Fox, M.
Title Political outlook 2000-2001: Laos
Journal name Regional Outlook: Southeast Asia
ISSN 0218-3056
ISBN 9789812300874
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 2000/2001
Start page 24
End page 27
Total pages 4
Editor Daljit Singh
Nick J. Freeman
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C3
430102 History - Asian
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
So what are the prospects for the next two or three years? Politically, the party faces no foreseeable threat to its authority, but its arcane deliberations will continue to close off informed debate. Decisions will thus continue to be made by an ageing ill-informed élite, with no clear vision for their country. Even so, the economy is likely to pick up. Though timber, coffee, and electricity exports will grow only slowly, if at all, tourism is likely to increase, along with light manufacturing for export. So Laos seems to muddle along as it has always done, looking hopefully towards a rosier future, but continuing to lack its own means of achieving it.
Copyright © 2000 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Q-Index Code C3

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