1st Edition

Handbook of Global Legal Policy

Edited By

Stuart Nagel

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ISBN 9780824778927
Published January 3, 2000 by Routledge
560 Pages

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Book Description

Featuring a pragmatic approach to coping with the legal complications surrounding pretrial release, drug-related crime, and freedom of religion, among other issues, this timely reference presents a host of legal policy problems in diverse political and cultural settings throughout the world. Contributors bridge the academic gulf between worldwide a

Table of Contents

Part 1 Africa legal policy: citizen participation through small group activities - the possibilities for community policing in South Africa; comparative and international law in South Africa since apartheid. Part 2 Asia legal policy: the public prosecutor in Japan - criminal law in Japan and the rights of the accused -yet to strike a balance?; fingerprinting under the alien registration law of Japan - struggle for its liberal reform; legal refom and minority rights in China; legal aid practices and human rights in China; regulating AIDS-causing sexual behaviour in India by imaginative use of law; constitution and institutions in the Republic of Belau. Part 3 Europe legal policy: new times - a new paradigm - mapping the interactions of the legal system, judges, lawyers and regime changes in post-Community Europe; creating the institutions for a law-governed state - the constitutional politics of Bulgaria's Grand National Assembly; judicial activism in Western Europe; the influence of expert and non-expert members of juries - the Spanish jury as an illustration; the judges of the English Court of Appeal - public law decision-making characteristics and chances of promotion to the House of Lords; child support as an effect of the divorce in Portugal and Europe; three ways to fight the drug problem - new approaches in the Dutch drug policy; media concentration and law - new developments in Germany and the European Community. Part 4 Latin and North America legal policy: the judiciary, democracy and economic policy in Brazil; two models of Brazilian legal services; three strikes sentencing - consequences and policy implications; community policing, equity and drug enforcement - towards a consideration of public health strategies; a war on drugs or a war on minorities?; panacea or palliative? an analysis of the National Policy Corps Programme; a challenge to reform - how competing views of children's nature have influenced the United States Supreme Court's determination of

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