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Constitutional Interpretation In Singapore

Author : Jaclyn L Neo
ISBN : 9781317428084
Genre : Law
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At the heart of constitutional interpretation is the struggle between, on the one hand, fidelity to founding meanings, and, on the other hand, creative interpretation to suit the context and needs of an evolving society. This book considers the recent growth of constitutional cases in Singapore in the last ten years. It examines the underpinnings of Singapore’s constitutional system, explores how Singapore courts have dealt with issues related to rights and power, and sets developments in Singapore in the wider context of new thinking and constitutional developments worldwide. It argues that Singapore is witnessing a shift in legal and political culture as both judges and citizens display an increasing willingness to engage with constitutional ideas and norms.

Politics And Constitutions In Southeast Asia

Author : Marco Bünte
ISBN : 9781317537663
Genre : Law
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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.

Research Handbook On Law And Religion

Author : Rex Ahdar
ISBN : 9781788112475
Genre : Law
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Offering an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective, this comprehensive Research Handbook explores both perennial and recent legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals.

Law And Society In Malaysia

Author : Andrew Harding
ISBN : 9781351357654
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary examination of law and legal institutions in Malaysia. It examines legal issues from historical, social, and political perspectives, and discusses the role of law in relation to Malaysian multiculturalism, religion, politics, and society. It shows how the Malaysian legal system is at the heart of debates about how to deal with the country's problems, which include ethnic and religious divisions, uneven and unsustainable development, and political authoritarianism; and it argues that the Malaysian legal system has much to teach other plural polities, nations within the common law tradition, and federal states.

The Singapore Dilemma

Author : Lily Zubaidah Rahim
ISBN : UOM:39015046000090
Genre : History
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This study examines the factors that have contributed to the persisting socio-economic marginality of the Singapore Malay Community. It proposes that this problem requires a national solution as it is organically connected to the social, economic, and political challenges confronting the multiethinic island republic.

Reconfiguring East Asia

Author : Mark Beeson
ISBN : 9781136856143
Genre : Social Science
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Focuses both on specific regional organizations like ASEAN, The Asian Development Bank and APEC, as well as on key institutions such as East Asian legal systems, the media, organized labour, Asian business systems, and the developmental state.

Transparency Power And Control

Author : Christoph A. Hafner
ISBN : 9781317006671
Genre : Law
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This book brings together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines from more than twenty countries to reflect on the growing importance of transparency, power and control in our international community and how these concerns and ideas have been examined, used and interpreted in a range of national and international contexts. Contributors explore these issues from a range of overlapping concerns and perspectives, such as semiotic, sociolinguistic, psychological, philosophical, and visual in diverse socio-political, administrative, institutional, as well as legal contexts. The collection examines the ways in which 'actors' in our society - legislators, politicians, activists, and artists - have provoked public discourses to confront these issues.

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State Contracts

Author : United Nations
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Hazard Or Right

Author : Irene Hadiprayitno
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134481956
Genre : Business & Economics
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Contrary to the generally positive view of "development" as a structural improvement in people's well-being, development policies, programs, and projects often affect people's lives in a negative way. Is there, then, a protection against such "development hazards?" The question is highly topical as about ten million people annually enter the cycle of forced displacement and relocation due to development projects. Their lack of access to decision-making on development policies is part of the problem. In this context, the internationally declared right to development might offer a solution as it stipulates free and meaningful participation. The analyses of this thesis show that the official and international consensus on the moral ideas behind the right to development is insufficient to guarantee both the proliferation and implementation of that discourse at the grass root level. In Indonesia, efforts towards implementation reflect different dynamics entailing competing encounters between all stakeholders, which sometimes are unfavorable to the poor. Notably, the enforcement of the right to development - as both a legal resource and a political instrument to change development practices - needs to be firmly rooted in an enabling, rather than adverse, national environment. While opening a new dialogue on the right to development as an instrument to combat development hazards, this book reveals the complex interface between human rights and development as actually practiced.

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