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The Resource Courts and democracies in Asia, Po Jen Yap

Courts and democracies in Asia, Po Jen Yap

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Courts and democracies in Asia
Title
Courts and democracies in Asia
Statement of responsibility
Po Jen Yap
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the relationship between the strength of a country's democracy and the ability of its courts to address deficiencies in the electoral process? Drawing a distinction between democracies that can be characterised as 'dominant-party' (for example Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), 'dynamic' (for example India, South Korea, and Taiwan), and 'fragile' (for example Thailand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), this book explores how democracy sustains and is sustained by the exercise of judicial power. In dominant-party systems, courts can only pursue 'dialogic' pathways to constrain the government's authoritarian tendencies. On the other hand, in dynamic democracies, courts can more successfully innovate and make systemic changes to the electoral system. Finally, in fragile democracies, where a country regularly oscillates between martial law and civilian rule, their courts tend to consistently overreach, and this often facilitates or precipitates a hostile take-over by the armed forces, and lead to the demise of the rule of law"--
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Yap, Po Jen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Comparative constitutional law and policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courts
  • Democracy
  • Courts
  • Democracy
  • Asia
Label
Courts and democracies in Asia, Po Jen Yap
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781107192621
Lccn
2017034649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)995005298
Label
Courts and democracies in Asia, Po Jen Yap
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781107192621
Lccn
2017034649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)995005298

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