Le Thuy Linh



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DLGS 5 (2015-2017) 

Doctoral Thesis

Working Title: 
Decentralization of decision-making processes about aggregate mining and its impacts on environmental concerns in Vietnam. The case of Hoa Binh Province

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Müller, Technische Universität Dresden

The relation between decentralization and environmentally effective decisions in the field of natural resource management is controversial in the world. The dissertation looks into possibilities to strengthen the consideration of environmental concerns in decentralization of decision making processes in aggregate mining sector in Vietnam.
Taking the case of Hoa Binh province in Vietnam, the research will be carried out through document analysis, interview, questionnaire survey, and focus group with key stakeholders. Expected results will shed a light on the question whether and how accountability and participation in decision making will contribute to environmental improvements in a decentralized system.
The dissertation will contribute not only to the scientific debate on decentralization effectiveness but also will give recommendations for improving the situation in Hoa Binh province.

Key words: Decentralization, aggregate mining, environmental concerns, Vietnam 



Reserach Interests

Environmental Governance, Urbanization, Environmental Conflicts 



since 03/2015
Doctoral Student at the TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Science
Study of Urban Environmental Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Thailand
Academic Degree: Master of Science in Urban Environmental Management
Master Thesis: Performance assessment of a decentralized municipal wastewater management system using sustainability indicators
Supervisor: Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Study in Environmental Science Faculty at Vietnam National University
Academic Degree: Bachelor of Science


since 03/2015
Scholarship Holder at Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS)
Recipient of CIDA Scholarship
Recipient of Vietnam National University Scholarship for Excellent Students

Professional Experience

2007-2014: Researcher
Organization: Research Center for Environmental Monitoring and Modeling (CEMM),
HUS – Vietnam National University
2002-2005: Assistant Lecturer
Organization: Department of Environmental Management,
Faculty of Environmental Sciences,
Hanoi University of Science – Vietnam National University