Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring the Limits of Legality / Edition 1

Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring the Limits of Legality / Edition 1

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by Victor V. Ramraj
     
 

What role does, and should, legal, political, and constitutional norms play in constraining emergency powers, in Asia and beyond.See more details below

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What role does, and should, legal, political, and constitutional norms play in constraining emergency powers, in Asia and beyond.

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ISBN-13:
9780521768900
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2010
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors ix

Preface xi

1 Introduction: emergency powers and constitutionalism in Asia Victor V. Ramraj Arun K. Thiruvengadam

Part I Perspectives from legal and political theory

2 The emergency powers paradox Victor V. Ramraj 21

3 Emergency powers, constitutionalism and legal transplants: the East Asian experi ence Albert H. Y. Chen 56

4 Constitution and 'extraconstitution': colonial emergency regimes in postcolonial India and Pakistan Anil Kalhan 89

5 The princely impostor: stories of law and pathology in the exercise of emergency powers Vasuki Nesiah 121

Part II Postcolonial and post-conflict transitions

6 From Myanmar to Manila: a brief study of emergency powers in Southeast Asia Kevin Y. L. Tan 149

7 Discourses of emergency in colonial and postcolonial Burma Maitrii Aung-Thwin 187

8 Emergency and Islamic law in Aceh Michelle Ann Miller R. Michael Feener 213

9 UNaccountable" The United Nations, emergency powers and the rule of law in Asia Simon Chesterman 237

Part III Emergencies, executive power and constitutional order

10 Emergency powers and the rule of law in Indonesia Nadirsyah Hosen 267

11 Emergency powers with a moustache: special powers, military rule and evolving constitutionalism in Thailand Andrew Harding 294

12 Emergency powers and the limits of constitutionalism in Japan Mark Fenwick 314

13 States of exception in an exceptional state: emergency powers law in China Jacques deLisle 342

Part IV The role of the courts

14 Constitutionalised emergency powers: a plague on Asian constitutionalism" H. P. Lee 393

15 Political emergencies in the Philippines: changing labels and the unchanging need for legitimacy Raul C. Pangalangan 412

16 Islamism as a response to emergency rule in Pakistan: the surprising proposal of Justice A. R. Cornelius Clark B. Lombardi 436

17 Asian judiciaries and emergency powers: reasons for optimism" Arun K. Thiruvengadam 466

Index 495

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