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Authoritarian Rule of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 343

Authoritarian Rule of Law

  • Categories: Law

Through a focus on Singapore, this book presents an analysis of authoritarian legalism, showing how prosperity, public discourse, and a rigorous observance of legal procedure enable a reconfigured rule of law - liberal form but illiberal content. It shows how institutions and process become tools to constrain dissenting citizens while protecting those in political power.

Authoritarian Rule of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Authoritarian Rule of Law

  • Categories: LAW
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-14
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Scholars have generally assumed that authoritarianism and rule of law are mutually incompatible. Convinced that free markets and rule of law must tip authoritarian societies in a liberal direction, nearly all studies of law and contemporary politics have neglected that improbable coupling: authoritarian rule of law. Through a focus on Singapore, this book presents an analysis of authoritarian legalism. It shows how prosperity, public discourse, and a rigorous observance of legal procedure have enabled a reconfigured rule of law such that liberal form encases illiberal content. Institutions and process at the bedrock of rule of law and liberal democracy become tools to constrain dissent while augmenting discretionary political power - even as the national and international legitimacy of the state is secured. This book offers a valuable and original contribution to understanding the complexities of law, language and legitimacy in our time.

Transnational Legal Orders
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 536

Transnational Legal Orders

  • Categories: Law

"This book offers an empirically grounded theory that reframes the study of law and society from a predominantly national context, which dichotomizes the study of international law and national compliance into a dynamic perspective that places national, international, and transnational lawmaking and practice within a coherent single frame. By presenting and elaborating on a new concept, transnational legal orders it offers an original approach to the emergence of legal orders beyond nation-states. It shows how they originate, where they compete and cooperate, and how they settle on institutions that legally order fundamental economic and social behaviors that transcend national borders. This original theory is applied and developed by distinguished scholars from North America and Europe in business law, regulatory law and human rights"--

Laws and Societies in Global Contexts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 422

Laws and Societies in Global Contexts

  • Categories: Law

Promotes a global socio-legal perspective that engages with multiple laws and societies and diverse socio-legal systems based on different historical and cultural traditions.

Targeted Killing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Targeted Killing

Explores the emergence of targeted killing in Israeli and US statecraft and in the international law of force.

Opposing the Rule of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 338

Opposing the Rule of Law

A striking new analysis of Myanmar's court system, revealing how the rule of law is 'lexically present but semantically absent'.

The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore's Developmental State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore's Developmental State

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book delves into the limitations of Singapore's authoritarian governance model. In doing so, the relevance of the Singapore governance model for other industrialising economies is systematically examined. Research in this book examines the challenges for an integrated governance model that has proven durable over four to five decades. The editors argue that established socio-political and economic formulae are now facing unprecedented challenges. Structural pressures associated with Singapore's particular locus within globalised capitalism have fostered heightened social and material inequalities, compounded by the ruling party's ideological resistance to substantive redistribution. As ...

Law's Fragile State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

Law's Fragile State

  • Categories: Law

Uncovers how colonial administrators, postcolonial governments and international aid agencies have promoted stability and their own visions of the rule of law in Sudan.

Freedom from the Press
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Freedom from the Press

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-04-01
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  • Publisher: NUS Press

For several decades, the city-state of Singapore has been an international anomaly, combining an advanced, open economy with restrictions on civil liberties and press freedom. Freedom from the Pressanalyses the republic's media system, showing how it has been structured - like the rest of the political framework - to provide maximun freedom of manoeuvre for the People's Action Party (PAP) government. Cherian George assessed why the PAP's "freedom from the press" model has lasted longer than many other authoritarian systems. He suggests that one key factor has been the PAP's recognition that market forces could be harnessed as a way to tame journalism. Another counter-intuitive strategy is it...

Examining Practice, Interrogating Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Examining Practice, Interrogating Theory

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: BRILL

Legal transplantation and reform in the name of globalisation is central to the transformation of Asian legal systems. The contributions to "Examining Practice, Interrogating Theory: Comparative Legal Studies in Asia" analyse particular legal changes in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The contributions also concurrently critically analyse the utility of scholarly developments in comparative legal studies, particularly discourse analysis; regulatory theory; legal pluralism; and socio-legal approaches, in the study of Asian legal systems. While these approaches are regularly invoked in the study of transforming European legal systems, the debate of their relevance and explanatory capacity beyond the European context is recent. By bringing together these diverse analytical tools and enabling a comparison of their insights through Asian empirical case studies, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the debates concerning legal change and the methods by which it is analysed globally, and within Asia.