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Constitutionalism in Asia

Cases and Materials

By: Wen-Chen Chang, Li-ann Thio, Kevin YL Tan, Jiunn-rong Yeh
Media of Constitutionalism in Asia
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Published: 19-02-2014
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 1170
ISBN: 9781849469852
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Constitutionalism in Asia
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About Constitutionalism in Asia

This book of text, cases and materials from Asia is designed for scholars and students of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. The book is divided into 11 chapters, arranged thematically around key ideas and controversies, enabling the reader to work through the major facets of constitutionalism in the region. The book begins with a lengthy introduction that critically examines the study of constitutional orders in 'Asia', highlighting the histories, colonial influences, and cultural particularities extant in the region. This chapter serves both as a provisional orientation towards the major constitutional developments seen in Asia – both unique and shared with other regions – and as a guide to the controversies encountered in the study of constitutional law in Asia. Each of the following chapters is framed by an introductory essay setting out the issues and succinctly highlighting critical perspectives and themes. The approach is one of 'challenge and response', whereby questions of constitutional importance are posed and the reader is then led, by engaging with primary and secondary materials, through the way the various Asian states respond to these questions and challenges. Chapter segments are accompanied by notes, comments and questions to facilitate critical and comparative analysis, as well as recommendations for further reading.The book presents a representative range of Asian materials from jurisdictions including: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka , Taiwan, Timor-Leste and the 10 ASEAN states.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
1 Constitution Making and State Building
2 Constitutional Cultures in Asia
3 Government System and Structures
4 Constitutional Change and Amendments
5 Judicial Review
6 Democracy and the Right to Political Participation
7 The Right to Equality and Equal Protection
8 Free Speech and Res Publica
9 Religion and State
10 Socio-Economic Rights

Reviews

“...a nuanced, complex, and thought-provoking view of constitutional issues across Asia...[it] will be a helpful tool for students of comparative constitutional law and practitioners alike...” –  Mara Malagodi, Public Law

“Students of international law who would like to see how international norms interact with the domestic constitutional context in Asian states should also find this book valuable, as the authors incorporate extensive international law materials into the chapters
that deal with fundamental rights.
” –  Eunseok Paik, Korean Journal of International and comparative law

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