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              Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia

              Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia (Hardback)

              Edited by Neo, Dr Jaclyn L.; Bui, Ngoc Son

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              This book examines how constitutional orders in individual Southeast Asian countries respond to a range of ethnic, political, and legal plurality in the respective countries. Specifically, it examines: (1) the pluralist constitutional values and ideas embodied in the constitution...s; (2) the pluralist sources of constitutional norms; (3) the design of constitutional structure (including, election system, the separation of power, federation, and decentralization) to address plurality; and (4) the way the bill of rights (including the competing universal and contextual principles of constitutional rights, proportionality, and specific rights) are designed to respond to plurality. The countries covered in this book include ten ASEAN members, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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              ISBN 9781509920457
              Released NZ 4 Oct 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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              Religious Offences in Common Law Asia: Colonial Legacies, Constitutional Rights and Contemporary Practice
               

              Religious Offences in Common Law Asia: Colonial Legacies, Constitutional Rights and Contemporary Practice (Hardback)

              Edited by Thio, Li-ann; Neo, Dr Jaclyn L.

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              This book provides in-depth comparative analysis of how religious penal clauses have been developed and employed within Asian common law states, and the impact of such developments on constitutional rights. By examining the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of religious of...fences as well as interrogating the nature and impact of religious penal clauses within the region, it contributes to the broader dialogue in relation to religious penal clauses globally, whether in countries which practice forms of secular or religious constitutionalism. Asian practice is significant in this respect, given the centrality of religion to social life and indeed, in some jurisdictions, to constitutional or national identity. Providing rigorous studies of common law jurisdictions that have adopted similar provisions in their penal code, the contributors provide an original examination and analysis of the use and development of these religious offence clauses in their respective jurisdictions. They draw upon their insights into the background sociopolitical and constitutional contexts to consider how the inter-relationship of religion and state may determine the rationale and scope of religious offences. These country chapters inform the conceptual examination of religious views and sentiments as a basis for criminality and the forms of 'harm' that attract legal safeguards. Several chapters examine these questions from a historical and comparative perspective, considering the underlying bases, scope, as well as evolving objectives of these provisions. Through these examinations, the book critically interrogates the legacy of colonialism on the criminal law and constitutional practice of various Asian states.
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              ISBN 9781509937295
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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              Constitutionalism in Asia: Cases and Materials

              Constitutionalism in Asia: Cases and Materials (Paperback)

              By Yeh, professor Jiunn-rong; Tan, Kevin YL; Thio, Li-ann; Chang, Wen-Chen

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              This book is a collection of judiciously selected constitutional law materials from Asia designed for scholars and students of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law.

              ISBN 9781849462341
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Democracy and Rule of Law in China's Shadow
                

              Democracy and Rule of Law in China's Shadow (Hardback)

              Edited by Jones, Brian Christopher

              • RRP: $329.99
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              • Pub Date
                17 Jun 21

              This book provides detailed insight into some of the most contentious events occurring in jurisdictions operating within China's vast shadow. Epic clashes between law and politics have become a regular fixture throughout the world, and no region has seen more of these than Asia. ...In some cases these conflicts have involved newfound democratic aspirations or democratic deepening, while in others it has arisen because of pushback against authoritarian or semi-authoritarian governments. Indeed, many of these clashes centre on or involve the region's most powerful and controversial player: China. This book focuses on several of these critical struggles, examining how democracy and the rule of law play out in a number of jurisdictions highly influenced by China's presence. Chapters provide insightful analysis on issues such as: major threats to the rule of law and attempts to uphold the principle, oath-taking controversies, foreign judges and the disparagement of the judiciary, unconstitutional and undemocratic provisions, changing ideas of representation, a right to democracy in international law, same-sex marriage rights, and the legal responses to civil disobedience in Taiwan and Hong Kong, among other topics. Ultimately, the book delivers a contemporary understanding of how democracy and the rule of law both complement and converge in this fascinating region.
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              ISBN 9781509933969
              Released NZ 17 Jun 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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              Constitutional Foundings in Northeast Asia
                

              Constitutional Foundings in Northeast Asia (Hardback)

              Edited by Tan, Kevin YL; Ng, Michael

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              • Pub Date
                29 Jul 21

              This new book in the Constitutionalism in Asia series considers the idea of origins, and of change and continuity in terms of 'constitution-making', which is an on-going process in the Northeast Asian states. The book examines the drafting, nature, core values and roles of the fi...rst modern constitutions during the founding of the eight modern states/territories in Northeast Asia: China (1949) Taiwan (1947) Hong Kong SAR (1997) Macau (1993) Japan (1889) North Korea (1948 or 1972) South Korea (1948) Mongolia (1992) The collection provides: - an exploratory description of the process and substantive inputs in the making of the first constitutions of these nations; - analysis of the internal and external (including intra-regional) forces surrounding the making of these constitutions; and - theoretical construction of models to conceptualise the nature and role of the first constitutions (including constituent documents) in the founding of the modern nation-states and their subsequent impact on state-building in the region.
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              ISBN 9781509940189
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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              Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia
               

              Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia (Paperback)

              Edited by Neo, Dr Jaclyn L.; Bui, Ngoc Son

              • RRP: $68.99
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              This book examines the presence of ethnic, religious, political, and ideational pluralities in Southeast Asian societies and how their respective constitutions respond to these pluralities. Countries covered in this book are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, t...he Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The chapters examine: first, the range of pluralist constitutional values and ideas embodied in the constitutions; secondly, the pluralist sources of constitutional norms; thirdly, the design of constitutional structures responding to various pluralities; and fourthly, the construction and interpretation of bills of rights in response to existing pluralities. The 'pluralist constitution' is thus one that recognises internal pluralities within society and makes arrangements to accommodate, rather than eliminate, these pluralities.
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              ISBN 9781509945689
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia

              Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia (Hardback)

              Edited by Tan, Kevin YL; Bui, Ngoc Son

              • RRP: $165.00
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              This volume focuses on the making, nature, and role of the first modern constitutions at the founding of the modern nation-states in Southeast Asia. These historical essays add richly to our understanding and appreciation of the founding moments and the theory and practice of con...stitutionalism in these states. This volume makes three significant contributions. First, it helps plug the wide knowledge gap in comparative constitutional history in Southeast Asia. Second, it furthers our understanding of contemporary constitutional practice and also anticipates possible developmental trajectories in light of the foundational values embedded in and manifested through these constitutions. Third, through the comparative historical study of these early constitutions, plausible theoretical insights may be gained to further our understanding of Southeast Asia's constitutional history. It is essential reading for those wishing to obtain a deeper understanding of the constitutional foundings of Southeast Asia.
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              ISBN 9781509918928
              Released NZ 2 May 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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              Constitutional Bricolage: Thailand's Sacred Monarchy vs. The Rule of Law
                

              Constitutional Bricolage: Thailand's Sacred Monarchy vs. The Rule of Law (Hardback)

              By Merieau, Eugenie

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              • Pub Date
                25 Feb 21

              The book explores the unique constitutional model in operation in Thailand. Utilising the concept of `mixed constitutional monarchy', it investigates the hybridised semi-authoritarian, semi-liberal monarchy that exists in Thailand. It goes further to show the institutionalised na...ture of the Thai monarchy by studying its constitutional texts in light of local doctrine. These findings challenge commonly accepted claims about Thailand, arguing that any political and constitutional instability is not the result of its borrowing from Western constitutionalism, as generally thought. Rather, it shows that the monarchy's use of constitutionalism is the prime driver of that instability. Drawing on materials and sources not previously available in English, this important work provides a comprehensive and critical account of the Thai `mixed constitutional monarchy' from its origins to the present day.
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              ISBN 9781509927692
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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              Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia
               

              Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia (Paperback)

              Edited by Tan, Kevin YL; Bui, Ngoc Son

              • RRP: $76.99
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              This volume focuses on the making, nature, and role of the first modern constitutions at the founding of the modern nation-states in Southeast Asia. These historical essays add richly to our understanding and appreciation of the founding moments and to the theory and practice of ...constitutionalism in these states. This volume makes three significant contributions. First, it helps plug the wide knowledge gap in comparative constitutional history in Southeast Asia. Second, it furthers our understanding of contemporary constitutional practice and also anticipates possible developmental trajectories in light of the foundational values embedded in and manifested through these constitutions. Third, through the comparative historical study of these early constitutions, plausible theoretical insights may be gained to further our understanding of Southeast Asia's constitutional history. The book is essential reading for those wishing to obtain a deeper understanding of the constitutional foundings of Southeast Asia.
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              ISBN 9781509946129
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              National Security and the Malaysian State: Freedom, State Power and the Constitution
                

              National Security and the Malaysian State: Freedom, State Power and the Constitution (Hardback)

              By Tan, Amber

              • RRP: $312.99
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              • Pub Date
                12 Aug 21

              Using Malaysia as a case study, this book examines developments to key national security laws in the last decade and critically analyses the extent to which they embody law reform aimed at strengthening the rule of law and establishing a functional and inclusive democracy. Adopti...ng a contextual approach that assesses these legal developments alongside the political transition and reawakening of civil society in Malaysia, the book documents how the notion of 'national security' has largely been conflated with 'regime security', and demonstrates that the new laws have in the main, failed to meet such rule of law and democratic aspirations. Tracing this failure to underlying problems in the Federal Constitution understood within the broader socio-political context, the book provides conceptual and practical lessons about the law and practice of national security in aspiring democracies. In proposing recommendations for more effective reform, the book offers an alternative vision of freedom, state power and the constitution in Malaysia.
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              ISBN 9781509940424
              Released NZ 12 Aug 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Constitutionalism in Asia
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