Routledge Law in Asia

  • Pluralism, Intolerance and Democracy in Indonesia

    Edited by Tim Lindsey, Helen Pausacker

    In recent years Indonesia, which despite its Muslim majority has always been exceptional for its diversity, has seen a rise in “majoritarianism”, with conservative Islamist groups seeking to impose their interpretation of religion, including all the connected areas of social and public life. There…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-04-16
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  • The Judicialization of Politics in Asia

    Edited by Björn Dressel

    Over the last two decades courts have become major players in the political landscape in Asia. This book assesses what is driving this apparent trend toward judicialization in the region. It looks at the variations within the judicialization trend, and how these variations affect political practice…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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  • Law and Development in Asia

    Edited by Gerald Paul McAlinn, Caslav Pejovic

    This book fills a gap in the literature by presenting a comprehensive overview of the key issues relating to law and development in Asia. Over recent decades, experts in law and development have produced multiple theories on law and development, none of which were derived from close study of Asian…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Public Interest Litigation in Asia

    Edited by Po Jen Yap, Holning Lau

    This edited volume is a timely and insightful contribution to the growing discourses on public law in Asia. Surveying many important jurisdictions in Asia including mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, the book addresses recent developments and experiences…

    Paperback – 2012-09-06
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2011-10-14
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  • New Courts in Asia

    Edited by Andrew Harding, Penelope Nicholson

    This book discusses court-oriented legal reforms across Asia with a focus on the creation of ‘new courts’ over the last 20 years. Contributors discuss how to judge new courts and examine whether the many new courts introduced over this period in Asia have succeeded or failed. The ‘new courts’ under…

    Paperback – 2011-05-17
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  • Legal Education in Asia

    Globalization, Change and Contexts

    Edited by Stacey Steele, Kathryn Taylor

    Legal education is undergoing rapid change throughout Asia. This book is a critique of the changing nature of legal education in major Asian jurisdictions as diverse as Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore,…

    Paperback – 2011-05-12
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  • Legal Reforms in China and Vietnam

    A Comparison of Asian Communist Regimes

    By John Gillespie, Albert H.Y. Chen

    Although the adoption of market reforms has been a key factor leading to China’s recent economic growth, China continues to be governed by a communist party and has a socialist-influenced legal system. Vietnam, starting later, also with a socialist-influenced legal system, has followed a similar…

    Hardback – 2010-07-30
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  • Regulation in Asia

    Pushing Back on Globalization

    Edited by John Gillespie, Randall Peerenboom

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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  • Administrative Law and Governance in Asia

    Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Ginsburg, Albert H.Y. Chen

    This book examines administrative law in Asia, exploring the profound changes in the legal regimes of many Asian states that have taken place in recent years. Political democratization in some countries, economic change more broadly and the forces of globalization have put pressure on the…

    Paperback – 2008-10-30
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  • Support for Victims of Crime in Asia

    Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan

    Giving victims of crime a greater role in the criminal justice system is a relatively recent development, a trend likely to continue and increase in the foreseeable future. In many jurisdictions it has led to compensation schemes funded by the state, support for victims of crime to help them…

    Paperback – 2007-09-04
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  • Human Rights in Asia

    A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA

    Edited by Randall Peerenboom, Carole J. Petersen, Albert H.Y. Chen

    Human Rights in Asia considers how human rights are viewed and implemented in Asia. It covers not just civil and political rights, but also social, economic and cultural rights. This study discusses the problems arising from the fact that ideas of human rights have evolved in Western…

    Paperback – 2006-06-09
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  • Asian Discourses of Rule of Law

    Edited by Randall Peerenboom

    Rule of law is one of the pillars of the modern world, and widely considered necessary for sustained economic development, the implementation of democracy and the protection of human rights. It has however emerged in Western liberal democracies, and some people question how far it is likely to…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
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