Asian Discourses of Rule of Law: Theories and Implementation of Rule of Law in Twelve Asian Countries, France and the U.S.
Randall P. Peerenboom
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 479 pages
Rule of law is one of the pillars of the modern world, and widely considered necessary for sustained economic development, the implementation of democracy and the protection of human rights. It has however emerged in Western liberal democracies, and some people question how far it is likely to take root fully in the different cultural, economic and political context of Asia. This book considers how rule of law is viewed and implemented in Asia. Chapters on France and the USA provide a benchmark on how the concept has evolved, is applied and is implemented in a civil law and a common law jurisdiction. These are then followed by twelve chapters on the major countries of East Asia, and India, which consider all the key aspects of this important issue.
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an introduction and provisional
Rule of law in the United States
Rule of law in France
Competing conceptions of rule of law in China
Rule of law within a nonliberal communitarian
Competing conceptions of rule of law in Malaysia
Special Administrative Region 19972002
devaluing Asian values rewriting rule of law
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