Law: Asian Law

  • Legal Pluralism in Central Asia: Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices book cover

    Legal Pluralism in Central Asia

    Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices

    By Mahabat Sadyrbek

    Legal Pluralism in Central Asia reports on historical, anthropological and legal research which examines customary legal practices in Kyrgyzstan and relates them to wider societal developments in Central Asia and further afield. Using the term legal pluralism, the book demonstrates that there is a…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia book cover

    Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Marco Bünte, Björn Dressel

    In recent years the constitutional landscape of Southeast Asia has changed tremendously. Against a worldwide background of liberalization, globalization, and democratization, states in the region have begun to alter their constitutions, reinforcing human rights provisions, and putting in place…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • International Engagement in China’s Human Rights book cover

    International Engagement in China’s Human Rights

    Edited by Titus Chen, Dingding Chen

    Since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 there has been increasing international pressure on China to improve its approach to human rights, whilst at the same time the Chinese government has itself realised that it needs to improve its approach, and has indeed done much to implement improvements…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03 
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond book cover

    Match-Fixing in Sport

    Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond

    Edited by Stacey Steele, Hayden Opie

    Match-fixing represents a greater potential threat to the integrity of sport than doping. It has been linked to organised crime, illegal drugs and money-laundering. Law enforcement and sporting authorities are struggling to establish legal and regulatory responses to this emerging threat,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport and Corruption

  • Law and Society in Malaysia: Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity book cover

    Law and Society in Malaysia

    Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity

    Edited by Andrew Harding, Dian A. H. Shah

    This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary examination of law and legal institutions in Malaysia. It examines Malaysian legal issues from historical, social, and political perspectives, and discusses the role of law in relation to Malaysian multiculturalism, religion, politics, and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • China’s Insolvency Law and Interregional Cooperation: Comparative Perspectives from China and the EU book cover

    China’s Insolvency Law and Interregional Cooperation

    Comparative Perspectives from China and the EU

    By Xinyi Gong

    As a result of resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong and Macao as well as the uncertain relationship between the Mainland and Taiwan, China has become a country composed of peculiar political compounds, resulting in four independent jurisdictions. This makes inter-regional legal cooperation a…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives

  • The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition: Caretaker Government in Bangladesh book cover

    The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition

    Caretaker Government in Bangladesh

    By Sonia Zaman Khan

    Peaceful legal and political ‘changing of the guards’ is taken for granted in developed democracies, but is not evident everywhere. As a relatively new democracy, marred by long periods of military rule, Bangladesh has been encountering serious problems because of a prevailing culture of mistrust,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Judicial Review of Elections in Asia book cover

    Judicial Review of Elections in Asia

    Edited by Po Jen Yap

    In the past century, Asian nations have experienced a wave of democratisation as countries in the region have gained independence or transitioned from authoritarian military rule towards more participatory politics. At the same time, there has been an expansion of judicial power in Asia, whereby…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Juries in the Japanese Legal System: The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy book cover

    Juries in the Japanese Legal System

    The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy

    By Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka book cover

    Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    By Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that ‘Sinhalese Buddhism’ in the period prior to its engagement with the British colonial State…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Gender Justice and Proportionality in India: Comparative Perspectives book cover

    Gender Justice and Proportionality in India

    Comparative Perspectives

    By Juliette Gregory Duara

    For a judiciary in a democracy, dispensing justice is not only about doing justice, but also about showing that justice is being done; it is about giving reasons and creating a "culture of justification". The question becomes how to nurture such a culture. A number of liberal democratic…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Social Exclusion and Justice in India book cover

    Social Exclusion and Justice in India

    By P. S. Krishnan

    This book draws upon nearly seven decades of first-hand experiences from the ground to understand social exclusion, and movements and efforts for social justice in India. The author, a renowned champion of social justice for deprived social classes, delves into the roots of discrimination in Indian…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
    Routledge India

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