The chapter “Positionality and its Implications for Researching the Police in Vietnam” by Melissa Jardine and Hai Thanh Luong explores the complexities of conducting research on policing in Vietnam. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the researcher’s positionality, which influences access, bias, and ethical considerations. The chapter highlights the unique challenges faced by both insider and outsider researchers in navigating Vietnam’s political and cultural landscape. It includes case studies to illustrate these points and calls for reflexivity and collaboration in research to enhance the quality and impact of studies in this sensitive context.

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