Asian Law

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South East Asia

  1. Evolution of a Revolution

    Forty Years of the Singapore Constitution

    Edited by Li-ann Thio, Kevin Y.L. Tan

    This book presents a timely assessment of the impact of history, politics and economics in shaping the Singapore Constitution, going beyond the descriptive narrative, the authors will cast a critical eye over the developments of the last 40 years....

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Governing Refugees

    Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism

    By Kirsten McConnachie

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that refugee camps should be recognized as spaces where social capital can not only survive, but...

    Published May 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transnational Crime and Human Rights

    Responses to Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    By Susan Kneebone, Julie Debeljak

    Transnational Crime and Human Rights offers an evaluation of the responses to the transnational crime of human trafficking and governance of the issue through a case study of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which comprises Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Human Trafficking in Cambodia

    By Chenda Keo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Reporting the findings of a comprehensive study of human trafficking in Cambodia, this book focuses on the characteristics and operations of the traffickers. It provides a theoretical framework that explains the emergence of the phenomenon, and the role of moral panic and western hegemony in the...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Law and Religion in Indonesia

    Conflict and the courts in West Java

    By Melissa Crouch

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Understanding and managing inter-religious relations, particularly between Muslims and Christians, presents a challenge for states around the world. This book investigates legal disputes between religious communities in the world’s largest majority-Muslim, democratic country, Indonesia. It...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Legal Pluralism in Indonesia

    Bridging the Unbridgeable

    By Ratno Lukito

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Legal Pluralism in Indonesia

    Bridging the Unbridgeable

    By Ratno Lukito

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the...

    Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Transnational Crime and Human Rights

    Responses to Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    By Susan Kneebone, Julie Debeljak

    Transnational Crime and Human Rights offers an evaluation of the responses to the transnational crime of human trafficking and governance of the issue through a case study of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which comprises Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Justice and Governance in East Timor

    Indigenous Approaches and the 'New Subsistence State'

    By Rod Nixon

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Focusing on the case study of Timor Leste, this book presents the New Subsistence State as a conceptual tool for understanding governance challenges in countries characterised by subsistence economic and social relations. It examines the ways in which Timor Leste conforms to the typology of the New...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Corruption and Law in Indonesia

    By Simon Butt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia has transformed from one of South East Asia’s most repressive and centralised political systems to its most decentralised and democratic. Despite this, obstacles still remain that hinder Indonesia achieving the ‘rule of law’, and in particular, the country is consistently ranked as having...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  11. Atrocity and American Military Justice in Southeast Asia

    Trial by Army

    By Louise Barnett

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book is an examination of American army legal proceedings that resulted from a series of moments when soldiers in a war zone crossed a line between performing their legitimate functions and committing crimes against civilians, or atrocities. Using individual judicial proceedings held within...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Torture, Truth and Justice

    The Case of Timor-Leste

    By Elizabeth Stanley

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book highlights how, and why, torture is such a compelling tool for states and other powerful actors. While torture has a short-term use value for perpetrators, it also creates a devastating legacy for victims, their families and communities. In exposing such repercussions, this book addresses...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  14. Resettling Displaced People

    Policy and Practice in India

    Edited by Hari Mohan Mathur

    Developmental projects have long been displacing people in large numbers every year, but it is only in recent years that the fate of those adversely affected has become an issue of widespread concern requiring urgent action. This volume is the scholarly exploration of these critical issues in a...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge India

  15. Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar

    Engaging a Pariah Regime

    By Richard Horsey

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts since the early 1990s to address the forced labour situation in Myanmar represent a rare example of success in influencing the behaviour of that regime, and this book gives a first-hand account of these efforts. As the ILO’s representative in...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  16. Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia

    Divorce and Marriage Law

    By Kate O'Shaughnessy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines gender, state and social power in Indonesia, focusing in particular on state regulation of divorce from 1965 to 2005 and its impact on women. Indonesia experienced high divorce rates in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by a remarkable decline. Already falling divorce rates were...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  17. Gender and Transitional Justice

    The Women of East Timor

    By Susan Harris Rimmer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Gender and Transitional Justice provides the first comprehensive feminist analysis of the role of international law in formal transitional justice mechanisms. Using East Timor as a case study, it offers reflections on transitional justice administered by a UN transitional administration. Often...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge