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Globalisation and Resistance : Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis - Christoph Antons

Globalisation and Resistance

Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis

By: Christoph Antons (Editor), Volkmar Gessner (Editor)

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In comparing existing research on Eastern and Central Europe, Central Asia and Latin America, it is clear that legal developments in East and South Asian societies are somewhat under-researched. This volume fills a gap in studies of the effects of globalisation and the role of law in processes of globalisation. What the book contributes to the debate is an "area study", that is interdisciplinary research pertaining to a particular geographical or cultural region. The region discussed here presents an ideal testing ground for legal pluralism, for economic, cultural, and political influences on the role of law in development. The 'developmental states' of Asia are regarded as refuting both Latin American dependency theory and classical modernisation theory. They seem to follow quite distinct political, economic and legal developments. However, especially after the Asian Crisis, their approaches have come under intense pressure. The book examines the resulting reform efforts and the tensions they generate in areas such as constitutional and administrative law, commercial law and human rights.

...for a lawyer with an interest in Asia, many of the chapters were gems...brings diverse but importance perspectives into the dialogue on the repercussions of globalisation in Asia...a useful resource to facilitate the critical exploration of ideas on the nexus between globalisation and law. Dr Ann Black LAWASIA Journal 2007

Prefacep. vii
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Asian Capitalism(S) and Law Reform: Globalisation and Resistancep. 25
Legalisation and the Varieties of Capitalismp. 25
Transnationalisation of Law, Globalisation and Legal Pluralism: a Legal Anthropological Perspectivep. 53
Law Reform in the ├ŽDevelopmental States' of East and Southeast Asia: From the Asian Crisis to September 11, 2001 and Beyondp. 81
Politics, Ideology and Legal System Reform in Northeast Asiap. 105
Constitutional Reform, The Rule of Law and Human Rightsp. 131
Southeast Asia, 1997-2003: Two Case Studies on the Politics of Law and Developmentp. 133
Law, Terror and the Indian Legal Orderp. 157
Role/Rule of Law in China Reconsideredp. 179
Administrative Reform and Decentralisationp. 209
Between Global Forces and Local Politics: Decentralisation and Reorganisation of Village Government in Indonesiap. 211
Commercial Law Reformp. 253
Foiling the Financial Hegemons: Limits to the Globalisation of Corporate Insolvency Regimes in Indonesia, Korea and Chinap. 255
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9781841136806
ISBN-10: 1841136808
Series: Onati Interntional Series in Law and Society
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 14th May 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1