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  • Halfway to Freedom of Information

    The Legislative and Judicial Protection of the Right of Access to Information in China

    By Yongxi Chen

    A right of access to information (ATI) was introduced to China in 2007, creating uncertain hopes that freedom of information may flourish in this party-state with ingrained traditions of secrecy. This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the law and enforcement relating to Chinese citizens…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives

  • Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

    Edited by Fernand de Varennes, Christie May Gardiner

    Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia provides a multidisciplinary account of areas of ongoing concern for human rights across Asia. Development pressures, civil conflict, internal unrest and unstable governments contribute to the human rights volatility of the region. Chapters cover rights…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • Security and Precarity in Pakistan

    By Syed Sami Raza

    The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future. The book examines the legal regime of security in Pakistan. It revolves around the oncept of "precarity" of life and rights in the face of a growing legal security regime in the country.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Writing Chinese Laws

    The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus

    By Ernest Caldwell

    Many studies related to excavated Chinese legal manuscripts focus on codicological and philological issues related to the processes of transcription and translation. Such work is extremely useful; however, few studies consider the linguistic aspects of these manuscripts as well as the importance of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Law

  • Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic transformations over the last six decades. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • The Judicialization of Politics in Pakistan

    A Comparative Study of Judicial Restraint and its Development in India, the US and Pakistan

    By Waris Husain

    Since 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has emerged as a dominant force in Pakistani politics through its hyper-active use of judicial review, or the power to overrule Parliament’s laws and the Prime Minister’s acts. This hyper-activism was on display during the Supreme Court’s unilateral…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Rule of Law in Developing Countries

    The Case of Bangladesh

    Edited by Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky

    Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world and second in South Asia, is known for its natural disasters, floods and political violence. However, the country plans to become a middle income country by 2020 due to rapid economic growth led by a strong and vibrant garments…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

    The Making of the Right to Information Act

    By Prashant Sharma

    The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Freedom of Information Reform in China

    Information Flow Analysis

    By Weibing Xiao

    Freedom of Information (FOI) in China is often perceived as a recent and intriguing phenomenon. This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Banking and Debt Recovery in Emerging Markets

    The Law Reform Context

    By Sonali Abeyratne

    This title was first published in 2001. A developing country that is pursuing free market economic policies requires a modern commercial law infrastructure, which enables the emerging economy to have in place properly functioning credit and other financial systems which stimulate domestic and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • China's Socialist Rule of Law Reforms Under Xi Jinping

    Edited by John Garrick, Yan Chang Bennett

    Under the direction of the Communist Party of China (CPC), key legal challenges have been identified which will shape the modernization of China’s legal and administrative institutions. An increasingly complex set of legal actors now seek to influence this development, including securities…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12

  • Deliberating Environmental Policy in India

    Participation and the Role of Advocacy

    By Sunayana Ganguly

    As one of the world’s largest and most bio-diverse countries, India’s approach to environmental policy will be very significant in tackling global environmental challenges. This book explores the transformations that have taken place in the making of environmental policy in India since the economic…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

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