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Law, capitalism and power in Asia : The rule of law and legal institutions

Jayasuriya, K.(ED) (1999) Law, capitalism and power in Asia : The rule of law and legal institutions. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group, London/New York.

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Abstract

A challenging and provocative book that contests the liberal assumption that the rule of law will go hand in hand with a transition to market-based economies and even democracy in East Asia. Using case studies from Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam, the authors argue that the rule of law is in fact more likely to provide political elites with the means closely to control civil society. It is essential, therefore, to locate conceptions of judicial independence and the rule of law more generally within the ideological vocabulary of the state.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 1999 Selection and editorial matter Kanishka Jayasuriya
Publishers Website: http://www.tandfebooks.com/isbn/9780203015278
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31107
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