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New and Published Books

  1. Juries in the Japanese Legal System

    The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy

    By Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Tools of Justice

    Non-discrimination and the Indian Constitution

    By Kalpana Kannabiran

    In the years since independence, the Indian subcontinent has witnessed an alarming rise in violence against marginalized communities, with an increasing number of groups pushed to the margins of the democratic order. Against this background of violence, injustice and the abuse of rights, this book...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge India

  3. Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

    By Dina Afrianty

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they...

    Published March 13th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Policing in Hong Kong

    History and Reform

    By Kam C. Wong

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    The HKP (Hong Kong Police), ‘Asia’s Finest’, is a battle-tested professional organization with strong leadership, competent staff, and deep culture. It is also a continuously learning and reforming agency in pursuit of organisational excellence. Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform is the...

    Published March 6th 2015 by CRC Press

  5. State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam

    Property, Power and Values

    Edited by Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Mark Sidel

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Lively debates around property, access to resources, legal rights, and the protection of livelihoods have unfolded in Vietnam since the economic reforms of 1986. Known as Doi Moi (changing to the new), these have gradually transformed the country from a socialist state to a society in which a...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism

    Edited by John Garrick

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This edited volume presents fresh empirical research on the emerging outcomes of China’s law reforms. The chapters examine China’s ‘going out’ policy by addressing the ways in which the underpinning legal reforms enable China to pursue its core interests and broad international responsibilities as...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery

    Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity

    By Pitman B. Potter

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the Chinese government’s policies and practices for relations with the Inner Periphery areas of Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, and the Outer Periphery areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan focusing on themes of political authority, socio-cultural relations, and economic development...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Insurance Law in China

    Edited by Johanna Hjalmarsson, Dingjing Huang

    Series: Contemporary Commercial Law

    The Chinese insurance market is expanding enormously as risk adversity takes hold in the economy while the role of the State as guarantor of commerce is gradually reduced. In addition, insurance is a heavily regulated field with detailed contract law stipulations. An introduction to regulation and...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Informa Law from Routledge

  10. China’s Human Rights Lawyers

    Advocacy and Resistance

    By Eva Pils

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge