Globalisation and Resistance

Globalisation and Resistance : Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 500g
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 1841136816
  • 9781841136813

Review quote

...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 this collection of ten essays fills a lacuna in an area which remains undere-developed and under-researched. This collection makes an important contribution to socio-legal studies, especially to our understanding of Southern Asian societies, of law, of development and modernity. Dr. Preeti Nijhar Zeitschrift fur Rechtssoziologie 2009
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About Christoph Antons

Christopher Antons is Professor of Comparative Law and Director, Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies in Asia and the Pacific, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Volkmar Gessner is Professor of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law at the Law Faculty, University of Bremen, Germany.
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