Asian Law Products

  • Transitional Justice in South Asia

    A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal

    By Tazreena Sajjad

    Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the "local" is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts to contain the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Land Grabs in Asia

    What Role for the Law?

    Edited by Connie Carter, Andrew Harding

    Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term "land grabbing", ordinary people whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land grabbing know exactly what it is. It involves the physical capture and control of land and homes, including the usurpation of the power to decide how…

    Hardback – 2015-05-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises

    Narrative and Constructive Engagement

    By Morse Tan

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28
    Routledge

  • Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism

    Edited by John Garrick

    This edited volume presents fresh empirical research on the emerging outcomes of China’s law reforms. The chapters examine China’s ‘going out’ policy by addressing the ways in which the underpinning legal reforms enable China to pursue its core interests and broad international responsibilities as…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  • Ways of Knowing about Human Rights in Asia

    Edited by Vera Mackie

    This innovative multidisciplinary collection brings together the latest research on human rights issues in the Asian region, by leading scholars with a deep familiarity with the languages and cultures of the region. The contributors bring a range of disciplinary approaches, or ‘ways of knowing’ to…

    Hardback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge

  • Insurance Law in China

    Edited by Johanna Hjalmarsson, Dingjing Huang

    The Chinese insurance market is expanding enormously as risk adversity takes hold in the economy while the role of the State as guarantor of commerce is gradually reduced. In addition, insurance is a heavily regulated field with detailed contract law stipulations. An introduction to regulation and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-03
    Informa Law from Routledge
    Contemporary Commercial Law

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Japan's International Fisheries Policy

    Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

    By Roger D. Smith

    Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that possesses few resources and little arable land, and sustain a population that has nearly…

    Hardback – 2014-08-20
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

    Edited by Ben Saul, Catherine Renshaw

    While the Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s largest by population size, it has long been known for having the least developed regional and national institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights, particularly compared to the well-developed systems in Europe, the Americas, and…

    Hardback – 2014-05-29
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Policing in Taiwan

    From authoritarianism to democracy

    By Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang, Ivan Y. Sun

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first…

    Hardback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

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