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  • Judging Russiaby Alexei Trochev

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 43.00

    This book is about the origins, the functioning, and the impact of the Russian Constitutional Court. more...

  • Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asiaby Curtis Milhaupt; Kon-Sik Kim; Hideki Kanda

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Over the past ten years, the corporate governance environment in East Asia has undergone a significant transformation. The Asian Financial crisis, together with Japan?s long economic malaise, undermined confidence in the corporate structures, governance practices, and regulatory oversight of firms in the region. Since that time, each of the countries... more...

  • Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Controlby Diana Eades

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 196.00

    The book examines the social consequences of courtroom talk through detailed investigation of the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys in the case against six police officers charged with their abduction. Critical sociolinguistic analysis shows how courtroom talk, with its related assumptions about how language works, can serve to... more...

  • Administrative Law and Governance in Asiaby Tom Ginsburg; Albert H.Y. Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95

    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 developmental state model, wherein bureaucrats governed in... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Institutional Reform in East Asiaby Professor Meredith Jung-En Woo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    This book brings together scholars of political economy, law and sociology to interrogate the seemingly unproblematic notions - the rules of law, good corporate governance, and flexible labour market - that inform neoliberal policy prescriptions. It also discusses how these concepts have been translated and practiced in East Asia. more...

  • Interpreting Hong Kong's Basic Lawby Hualing Fu; Lison Harris; Simon Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This book fills the gap in the understanding of approaches to constitutional law in the Mainland, and to allow comparison with the practices in Hong Kong and internationally. more...

  • The Legacies of Lawby Jens Meierhenrich

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Focusing on South Africa from 1650?2000, Meierhenrich examines how law structures democracy in changing societies. more...

  • Divine Justiceby Paul R. Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important conceptual underpinnings of the Chinese ideology... more...

  • Law and Identity in Mandate Palestineby Assaf Likhovski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, Mandate Palestine was confronting these very issues. Assaf Likhovski examines the legal history of Palestine, showing how law... more...

  • Challenging the Rule(s) of Lawby Kalpana Kannabiran; Ranbir Singh

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 49.95

    This rare comprehensive critique of criminology in India brings together widely. respected activists, advocates, bureaucrats, scholars and practitioners who share. their concerns about the Indian criminal justice system through an interdisciplinary. lens and discuss the need to entrench human rights in Indian polity. It is a significant. step towards... more...