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Asian Courts in Context

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Jiunn-rong Yeh, Wen-Chen Chang, Norikazu Kawagishi, Jongcheol Kim, Pui Yin Lo, Kevin Y. L. Tan, Jayanth Krishnan, Hikmahanto Juwana, Batbold Amarsanaa, Raul C. Pangalangan, Yeow Choy Choong, Pawat Satayanurug, Nattaporn Nakornin, Ridwanul Hoque, Weixia Gu, Pip Nicholson
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  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107066083

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  • The rise of Asia in global political and economic developments has been facilitated in part by a profound transformation of Asian courts. This book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of these courts, explaining how their structures differ from courts in the West and how they have been shaped by the current challenges facing Asia. Contributors from across the continent analyze fourteen selected Asian jurisdictions representing varying degrees of development: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Setting the courts of each region in the context of their country's economic, political, and social dynamics, this book shows how and why Asian courts have undergone such profound transformations in recent years and predicts the future trajectories of tradition, transition and globalization to suggest the challenges and developments that lie ahead.

    • The first book in English to provide a comprehensive overview of Asian courts in the context of current global and regional developments
    • Reveals the impact of democratic transitions, economic development, and judicialization upon the changing functions of Asian courts
    • Analyzes the roles of Asian courts in judicial systems, covering topics including dispute resolution, judicial appointments, and judicial independence
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    "Asian Courts in Context is a valuable addition to a growing collection academic texts which, increasingly, focus on the practical and institutional sides of the judicial and courts components of government. It would be a useful addition to law library reference collections in law schools, international law firms, international investment advisors, and multi-national corporations with subsidiaries or divisions in one or more of the countries represented. Law and political science faculty who specialize in court systems will find it an important addition to their personal libraries and might even consider it as the primary text for a graduate- level survey course comparing Asian court and justice systems … The editors have produced a work that not only contributes substantially to our understanding of court systems in Asian states but makes for an interesting read.'
    Markus Zimmer, International Journal for Court Administration

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107066083
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.01kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Asian courts in context: tradition, transition and globalization Jiunn-rong Yeh and Wen-Chen Chang
    Part I:
    2. Towards a more responsive judiciary: courts and judicial power in Japan Norikazu Kawagishi
    3. Courts in the Republic of Korea: featuring a built-in authoritarian legacy of centralization and bureaucratization Jongcheol Kim
    4. Courts and judicial reform in Taiwan: gradual transformations towards the guardian of constitutionalism and rule of law Wen-Chen Chang
    5. Hong Kong: common law courts in China Pui Yin Lo
    6. As efficient as the best businesses: Singapore's judicial system Kevin Y. L. Tan
    Part II:
    7. Legitimacy of courts and the dilemma of their proliferation: the significance of judicial power in India Jayanth Krishnan
    8. Courts in Indonesia: a mix of Western and local character Hikmahanto Juwana
    9. The fledgling courts and adjudication system in Mongolia Batbold Amarsanaa
    10. The Philippines' post-Marcos judiciary: the institutional turn in a populist democracy Raul C. Pangalangan
    11. Courts in Malaysia and judiciary initiated reforms Yeow Choy Choong
    12. Courts in Thailand: progressive development as the country's pillar of justice Pawat Satayanurug and Nattaporn Nakornin
    13. Courts and the adjudication system in Bangladesh: in quest of viable reforms Ridwanul Hoque
    14. Courts in China: judiciary in the economic and societal transitions Weixia Gu
    15. Renovating courts: the role of courts in contemporary Vietnam Pip Nicholson
    16. Conclusion: challenges and prospects for Asian courts Jiunn-rong Yeh and Wen-Chen Chang.

  • Editors

    Jiunn-rong Yeh, National Taiwan University
    Jiunn-rong Yeh is University Chair Professor in the College of Law at the National Taiwan University.

    Wen-Chen Chang, National Taiwan University
    Wen-Chen Chang is Professor in the College of Law at the National Taiwan University.


    Jiunn-rong Yeh, Wen-Chen Chang, Norikazu Kawagishi, Jongcheol Kim, Pui Yin Lo, Kevin Y. L. Tan, Jayanth Krishnan, Hikmahanto Juwana, Batbold Amarsanaa, Raul C. Pangalangan, Yeow Choy Choong, Pawat Satayanurug, Nattaporn Nakornin, Ridwanul Hoque, Weixia Gu, Pip Nicholson

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