Law: Asian Law

  • Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice book cover

    Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jaclyn L Neo

    At the heart of constitutional interpretation is the struggle between, on the one hand, fidelity to founding meanings, and, on the other hand, creative interpretation to suit the context and needs of an evolving society. This book considers the recent growth of constitutional cases in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh book cover

    Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh, 1st Edition

    By Dina Afrianty

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • International Engagement in China’s Human Rights book cover

    International Engagement in China’s Human Rights

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia book cover

    Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Asian Law in Disasters: Toward a Human-Centered Recovery book cover

    Asian Law in Disasters

    Toward a Human-Centered Recovery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yuka KANEKO, Katsumi MATSUOKA, Toshihisa TOYODA

    This book is a critical analysis of several of the most disaster-prone regions in Asia. Its unique focus is on the legal issues in the phase of disaster recovery, the most lengthy and difficult stage of disaster response that follows the conclusion of initial emergency stage of humanitarian aid. In…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Judicial Review of Elections in Asia book cover

    Judicial Review of Elections in Asia

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-23
    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

  • Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: Bridging the Unbridgeable book cover

    Legal Pluralism in Indonesia

    Bridging the Unbridgeable, 1st Edition

    By Ratno Lukito

    With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Corruption and Law in Indonesia book cover

    Corruption and Law in Indonesia

    1st Edition

    By Simon Butt

    Indonesia has transformed from one of South East Asia’s most repressive and centralised political systems to its most decentralised and democratic. Despite this, obstacles still remain that hinder Indonesia achieving the ‘rule of law’, and in particular, the country is consistently ranked as having…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religious Freedom in India: Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion book cover

    Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Goldie Osuri

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar: Engaging a Pariah Regime book cover

    Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar

    Engaging a Pariah Regime, 1st Edition

    By Richard Horsey

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts since the early 1990s to address the forced labour situation in Myanmar represent a rare example of success in influencing the behaviour of that regime, and this book gives a first-hand account of these efforts. As the ILO’s representative in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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