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Author Dezalay, Yves
Title Asian Legal Revivals : Lawyers in the Shadow of Empire
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Descript 1 online resource (300 pages)
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Series Chicago Series in Law and Society
Chicago Series in Law and Society
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Studying Law and Lawyers in Asia -- Part I . Introduction: Geneses of Law and State in Europe and Their Relationship to Colonial Ventures Abroad -- Chapter 2. European Geneses: Models ofLaw and State Power -- Chapter 3. Expatriates and Traders in Early Colonial State Building in Asia -- Chapter 4. Lawyers and the Construction of U.S. "Anti-Imperialist" Imperialism and a Foreign Policy Elite -- Part II. Strategies for Constructing Legal Professions and Producing New State Elites -- Chapter 5. The British Empire and the Indian Raj: A Legal Elite from Colonial Co-optation to State Independence -- Chapter 6. The American Empire in the Philippines: Building a State and a Legal Elite in the U.S. Image -- Chapter 7. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore: Late and Relatively Weak Colonial Legal Investment Converted into State Leadership. Korea as a Different Model of Weakness -- Part III. Turf Battles of the Cold War: Lawyer-Politicians Challenged by Technocrats as Modernizers -- Chapter 8. Indonesia and South Korea: Marginalizing Legal Elites and Empowering Economists -- Chapter 9. The Philippines and Singapore: Lawyers and the Construction of Authoritarian Regimes -- Chapter 10. India and Malaysia: Resistance of the Legal Elite to Marginalization by Authoritarian Developmental States -- Part IV. Merchants of Law as Moral Entrepreneurs -- Chapter 11. Lawyers as Political Champions against Authoritarianism: Relative Successes Exemplified by the Philippines and India -- Chapter 12. Lawyers as Political Champions against Authoritarianism: Relative Failures in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong -- Chapter 13. Corporate Compradors Doubling as Sponsors of a New Generation of Social Justice Entrepreneurs: Indonesia, Philippines, India, and South Korea
Chapter 14. Political Investment and the Construction of Legal Markets: Legal, Social, and International Capital in Asian Legal Revivals -- Works Cited -- Index
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 in 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 350 interviews, Asian Legal Revivals illuminates the more recent past and 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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Dezalay, Yves Asian Legal Revivals : Lawyers in the Shadow of Empire Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2010 9780226144627
Subject Law -- Political aspects -- Asia.;Lawyers -- Political aspects -- Asia
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Alt Author Garth, Bryant G
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