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The exception becomes the norm: Law and regimes of exception in East Asia

Jayasuriya, K. (2001) The exception becomes the norm: Law and regimes of exception in East Asia. Asia-Pacific Law and Policy Journal, 2 (1). pp. 108-124.

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The" rule of law" is vital for any functioning of liberal democracy. But why then is it so hard to establish and consolidate in East Asia? The usual response to this problem is framed in one way or another in terms of the malevolent interests of dominant political actors. 1 I propose instead that the problem is much more deep-seated and needs to be located in the modalities through which political actors—even those of an oppositional bent—have cognized the foundation of state power and the relationship between the state and the ...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: William S. Richardson School of Law. University of Hawaii
Copyright: 2001 APLPJ
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