Asian legal revivals : lawyers in the shadow of empire

Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth

More than a decade ago, before globalization became a buzzword, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth established themselves as leading analysts of how that process has shaped the legal profession. Drawing upon the insights of Pierre Bourdieu, "Asian Legal Revivals" explores the increasing importance of the positions of the law and lawyers in South and Southeast Asia. Dezalay and Garth argue that the current situation in many Asian countries can only be fully understood by looking to their differing colonial experiences - and considering how those experiences have laid the foundation for those societies' legal profession today. Deftly tracing the transformation of the relationship between law and state into different colonial settings, the authors show how nationalist legal elites in countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea came to wield political power as agents in the move toward national independence. Including fieldwork from over three hundred and fifty interviews, "Asian Legal Revivals" illuminates the recent past and the present of these legally changing nations and explains the profession's recent revival of influence, as spurred on by American geopolitical and legal interests.

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書名 Asian legal revivals : lawyers in the shadow of empire
著作者等 Dezalay, Yves
Garth, Bryant G.
シリーズ名 The Chicago series in law and society
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 c2010
ページ数 vi, 289 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780226144634
NCID BB03891622
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国