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  • Religion and Personal Law in Secular Indiaby Gerald James Larson

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 18.35

    Though a directive principle of the constitution, a uniform civil code of law has never been written or instituted in India. As a result, in matters of personal law -- the segment of law concerning marriage, dowry, divorce, parentage, legitimacy, wills, and inheritance -- individuals of different backgrounds... more...

  • An Unruly Childby Bruce Kercher

    Allen & Unwin 1995; US$ 40.90

    Provocative history of Australian law since white settlement. more...

  • Blood, Land, and Sexby Lyda Favali; Roy Pateman

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    In Eritrea, state, traditional, and religious laws equally prevail, but any of these legal systems may be put into play depending upon the individual or individuals involved in a legal dispute. Because of conflicting laws, it has been difficult for Eritreans to come to a consensus on what constitutes... more...

  • East Asian Lawby Lucie Cheng; Arthur Rosett; Margaret Woo

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00

    This work explores the tension in East Asia between the trend towards a convergence of legal practices in the direction of a universal model and a reassertion of local cultural practices. The trend towards convergence arises in part from 'globalisation', from 'rule of law programs' promulgated by institutions such as the International Monetary Fund... more...

  • Law and Labour Market Regulation in South East Asiaby Sean Cooney; Tim Lindsey; Richard Mitchell; Zhu Ying

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    This edited collection examines the labour laws of seven industrializing East Asian societies - China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam - and discusses the variation in their impact across the whole region. Leading scholars from each country consider both laws pertaining to working conditions and industrial relations,... more...

  • Asian Discourses of Rule of Lawby Randall Peerenboom

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 83.95

    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 take root fully in the different cultural, economic and... more...

  • Japan's Contested Constitutionby Glenn D. Hook; Gavan McCormack

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    Japan's Contested Constitution is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Japanese domestic politics and the international role of Japan. Subjects covered include; * the no war, `pacifist' clause * tension between the constitution and the US-Japan security treaty * the political import of the constitution for Japanese political parties *... more...

  • New Crime in Chinaby Ronald Keith; Zhiqiu Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Examining the crimes that have recently been of the greatest concern in China, the authors assess the imbalance between public order and human rights in the way the Chinese legal system deals with crime. The issue of crime is of particular importance, both because current social upheaval in China has greatly contributed to the increase of new crimes,... more...

  • Human Rights in Asiaby Randall Peerenboom; Carole J. Petersen; Albert H.Y. Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 83.95

    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 liberal democracies and examines how far such values are compatible... more...

  • Legal Reform in Koreaby Tom Ginsburg

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Law in Korea has historically been viewed as merely a tool of authoritarian rule, but since the transition to democracy in 1987 it has served a more important and visible role as a force for social change. With contributions from leading US and Korean scholars, Legal Reform in Korea explores this response to domestic and international pressures,... more...