Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia

Author: Bui Ngoc Son
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317529057
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Western liberal constitutionalism has expanded recently, with, in East Asia, the constitutional systems of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan based on Western principles, and with even the socialist polities of China and Vietnam having some regard to such principles. Despite the alleged universal applicability of Western constitutionalism, however, the success of any constitutional system depends in part on the cultural values, customs and traditions of the country into which the constitutional system is planted. This book explains how the values, customs and traditions of East Asian countries are Confucian, and discusses how this is relevant to constitutional practice in the region. The book outlines how constitutionalism has developed in East Asia over a long period, considers different scholarly work on the ease or difficulty of integrating Western constitutionalism into countries with a Confucian outlook, and examines the prospects for such integration going forward. Throughout, the book covers detailed aspects of Confucianism and the workings of constitutions in practice.

Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

Author: Tun-jen Cheng
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131755924X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Evaluating all the key components of regime evolution, from citizen politics to democratic institutions, the sections covered include: • Regional Trends and Country Overviews • Institutions, Elections, and Political Parties • Democratic Citizenship • Democratic Governance • The Political Economy of Democratization Examining the challenges that East Asian emerging democracies still face today, as well as the prospects of the region's authoritarian regimes, the Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia will be useful for students and scholars of East Asian Politics, Comparative Politics, and Asian Studies.

Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia

Author: Marco Bünte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317537661
Format: PDF
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In recent years the constitutional landscape of Southeast Asia has changed tremendously. Against a worldwide background of liberalization, globalization, and democratization, states in the region have begun to alter their constitutions, reinforcing human rights provisions, and putting in place institutional safeguards, such as constitutional courts and human rights commissions. On closer examination, however, the picture is very complex, with constitutional developments differing greatly between states. This book explores a range of current constitutional developments in the different states of Southeast Asia through a distinct political lens. Drawing on comparative and single case studies, it considers various constitutional areas, including constitution drafting, human rights, legal safeguards and the continuing role of the military, sets constitutional developments in the wider political and historical context of each country, and makes comparisons both with Western democracies and with other developing regions. The book concludes by assessing overall how far constitutional practices and trajectories are converging towards a liberal Western model or towards a distinctly Southeast Asian model.

Legal Education in Asia From Imitation to Innovation

Author: Jiaxiang Hu
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004349693
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Legal Education in Asia: From Imitation to Innovation is a curated collection of case studies that critically examine how conventional "transplanted" approaches to legal education are, or are on the cusp of being, redesigned across East Asia.

Asian Discourses of Rule of Law

Author: Randall Peerenboom
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134341156
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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.

Constitutionalism in Asia

Author: Wen-Chen Chang
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782252231
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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.

Administrative Governance

Author: Andrea Walter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658156805
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Andrea Walter untersucht Chancen und Herausforderungen für Kommunalverwaltung in lokaler Politikgestaltung mit Vereinen und Verbänden am Beispiel einer Fallkommune. Sie illustriert das Rollenverständnis von Kommunalverwaltung sowie die Bedeutung von Interaktionsregeln und des lokalen Kontextes. Auf dieser Basis entwickelt sie ein Modell administrativer Governance. Ihre Befunde ordnet sie in den Kontext lokaler Governance, kooperativen Verwaltungshandelns und Fragen der Legitimation ein. Die Autorin beleuchtet damit eine bislang wenig beachtete Facette von Kommunalverwaltung, die primär als Zuarbeiterin von Politik gilt. Dabei umfasst ein wesentlicher Teil ihrer Arbeit auf lokaler Ebene die Interaktion mit (organisierter) Zivilgesellschaft – in Zeiten knapper Kassen und zunehmender Beteiligungsprozesse gilt dies umso mehr.


Author: Karl Loewenstein
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161474323
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Aus Rezensionen: Die Lekture ist durchweg erfrischend. Man wird nicht mit mehr oder weniger tiefgrundigen theoretischen Spekulationen uber das Wesen des Staates behelligt, sondern miterlebt den Versuch, die tatsachliche Praxis und die wirkliche Dynamik der Verfassung im Staate in Gegenwart und Vergangenheit aufzuzeigen und systematisch zu ordnen. Dabei wird ein erstaunlich umfangreiches Material bewaltigt, ohne dass dabei der Leser erdruckt wird oder den roten Faden verliert. Verfassungen aus allen Erdteilen sind einbezogen, wobei der Verfasser hinter dem verbalen Tatbestand jeweils die politische Realitat, die staatliche Praxis zu ergrunden versucht, und man ist beeindruckt von dem Einfuhlungsvermogen, von dem Gespur fur das Wesentliche, von dem sicheren Urteil, mit dem das geschieht.Prof. Rossler in Die Verwaltungspraxis 1972, Nr. 8