Bùi Thế Cường
Professor Bùi Thế Cường is senior researcher and professor of sociology at the Southern Institute of Social Sciences located in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Between 1999 and 2005 he was Vice-Director of the Institute of Sociology located in Ha Noi. From 2005 until 2012 he was Director of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Sciences. He is currently leading several large research projects on social stratification, welfare, civil society and community research in Viet Nam. He has worked as a consultant for many research and development projects for international donors, including the ADB, UNFPA, Ford Foundation, and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. His major monographs in the Vietnamese language include Viet Nam Social Policy and Social Work in 1990s (2002), In Social Welfare Space (2005), To Understanding the Social Change in Viet Nam Today (2010). He is editor of the books Vietnamese Women in Era of Rapid Social Change (2010) and Methods of Historical and Social Research (2010). He is also co-editor of the books Migration in Viet Nam in Period of Modernization and Industrialization (2010) and Water as Strategic Resource: The Mekong Delta Viet Nam (2013).