Asian Courts in Context

Asian Courts in Context


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107066083
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2014
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jiunn-rong Yeh is University Chair Professor in the College of Law at the National Taiwan University.

Wen-Chen Chang is Professor in the College of Law at the National Taiwan University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Asian courts in context: tradition, transition and globalization Jiunn-rong Yeh and Wen-Chen Chang; Part I: 2. Towards a more responsive judiciary: courts and judicial power in Japan Norikazu Kawagishi; 3. Courts in the Republic of Korea: featuring a built-in authoritarian legacy of centralization and bureaucratization Jongcheol Kim; 4. Courts and judicial reform in Taiwan: gradual transformations towards the guardian of constitutionalism and rule of law Wen-Chen Chang; 5. Hong Kong: common law courts in China Pui Yin Lo; 6. As efficient as the best businesses: Singapore's judicial system Kevin Y. L. Tan; Part II: 7. Legitimacy of courts and the dilemma of their proliferation: the significance of judicial power in India Jayanth Krishnan; 8. Courts in Indonesia: a mix of Western and local character Hikmahanto Juwana; 9. The fledgling courts and adjudication system in Mongolia Batbold Amarsanaa; 10. The Philippines' post-Marcos judiciary: the institutional turn in a populist democracy Raul C. Pangalangan; 11. Courts in Malaysia and judiciary initiated reforms Yeow Choy Choong; 12. Courts in Thailand: progressive development as the country's pillar of justice Pawat Satayanurug and Nattaporn Nakornin; 13. Courts and the adjudication system in Bangladesh: in quest of viable reforms Ridwanul Hoque; 14. Courts in China: judiciary in the economic and societal transitions Weixia Gu; 15. Renovating courts: the role of courts in contemporary Vietnam Pip Nicholson; 16. Conclusion: challenges and prospects for Asian courts Jiunn-rong Yeh and Wen-Chen Chang.

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