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Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems

Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems

Analyses the formal constitutional changes that have taken place in the Asia-Pacific region.

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ISBN 9780521033411
Published 1 February 2007 by Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hassall, Graham
By Saunders, Cheryl
Series edited by Ravenhill, John
Series edited by Cotton, James
Series edited by Denoon, Donald
Series Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies

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ISBN-13 9780521033411
ISBN-10 0521033411
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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 1 February 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hassall, Graham
By Saunders, Cheryl
Series edited by Ravenhill, John
Series edited by Cotton, James
Series edited by Denoon, Donald
Series Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies
Category Constitutional & Administrative Law
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
Library of Congress Constitutional law--East Asia
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 480g
Dewey Code 342.502
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book describes and critically analyses the formal constitutional changes that have taken place in the Asia-Pacific region, embracing the countries of East and South East Asia and Pacific Island states. In examining the variety amongst constitutional systems operating in the region, it asks several key questions: What constitutional arrangements operate in the region and how can their fundamental differences in structure and operation be explained? How do social, political and economic factors limit the effects of the constitution in place? What lessons exist for the practice of constitutionalism elsewhere? The aim of the book is to ground the idea of constitutionalism in local and global practices, and, through examining these practices, to identify significant challenges to the workings of contemporary constitutional orders.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'In this very interesting book, the authors investigate the various forms that constitutional arrangements assume in the Asia-Pacific ... the highly useful appendix ... and the comprehensive bibliography also contribute to make the book a precious reference work for students and researchers in, and out of, the field of Asian Studies. But the most relevant contribution is methodological and consists of the authors clearly stressing he fact that there is little insight to be gained from the mere juxtaposition of legal principles and institutions without taking into account the historical, philosophical and human circumstances to which they respond and which affect their operation and significance. This multidisciplinary and contextual approach is just what is needed to investigate any kind of social phenomena across cultures.' Political Studies Review

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Author's Bio

Graham Hassall is widely published in Pacific Studies and is an expert on the states of Micronesia in particular. He was Research Fellow and Director of the Asia-Pacific program of teaching and research in the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the University of Melbourne Law School, and is currently the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Landegg International University, Switzerland. Cheryl Saunders is one of Australia's leading scholars in the fields of comparative and international law. She is the Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the University of Melbourne. She has been an adviser to many governments in the region on the question of constitutional development and reform.

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