Unlike much analysis about regulation in Asia which focuses on globalisation and the transplant effect, leaving domestic influence over commercial regulation under-researched and under-theorized, this book focuses on how local actors influence regulatory change. It explores the complex economic and regulatory factors that generate social demand for state regulation and shows how local networks, courts, democratic processes and civil society have a huge influence on regulatory systems. It examines the particular circumstances in a wide range of Asian countries, provides transnational comparisons and comparisons with Western countries, and assesses how far local regulatory regimes increase economic value and convey competitive advantages.
1. Pushing Back on Globalization: An Introduction John Gillespie and Randall Peerenboom 2. The Role of State, Non-state and Hybrid Actors in Localizing Global Scripts in East Asia John Gillespie 3. Pushing against Globalization: Toward an Analytic Template Michael Dowdle 4. Traditional Knowledge in Asia: Global Agendas and Local Subjects Christoph Antons 5. Giving Content and Effect to Competition Rules: Contrasting Australia and Japan Brendan Sweeney 6. Resistance, Revision, and Retrenchment in the Transition to a Competitive Market Economy in China Randall Peerenboom 7. Regulatory Learning and its Discontents in China: Promise and Tragedy at the State Food and Drug Administration Dali L. Yang 8. Unacknowledged Legislators: Business Participation in Lawmaking in Vietnam John Gillespie and Bui Bich Thi Lien 9. Pushing against Globalization: The Response from Civil Society Groups in Thailand Jakkrit Kuanpoth 10. Globalization and Japanese Regulation: A Commercial Dispute Case Study Veronica L. Taylor 11. Rehabilitating Korea’s Corporate Insolvency Regime, 1992–2007 Soogeun Oh and Terence C. Halliday 12. The People’s Prosperity? Indonesian Constitutional Interpretation, Economic Reform and Globalization Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey 13. Law Reform and Corporate Governance in Malaysia Aishah Bidin