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Politics Of Shari'a Law, The: Islamist Activists And The State In Democratizing IndonesiaPolitics Of Shari'a Law, The: Islamist Activists And The State In Democratizing Indonesia by Buehler, Michael

The Islamization of politics in Indonesia after 1998 presents an underexplored puzzle: why has there been a rise in the number of shari'a laws despite the electoral decline of Islamist parties? Michael Buehler presents an analysis of the conditions under which Islamist activists situated outside formal party politics may capture and exert influence in Muslim-majority countries facing democratization. His analysis shows that introducing competitive elections creates new pressures for entrenched elites to mobilize and structure the electorate, thereby opening up new opportunities for Islamist activists to influence politics. Buehler's analysis of changing state-religion relations in formerly authoritarian Islamic countries illuminates broader theoretical debates on Islamization in the context of democratization. This timely text is essential reading for students, scholars, and government analysts.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #23: Legislation On Underwater Cultural Heritage In Southeast Asia: Evolution And OutcomesTrends In Southeast Asia 2017 #23: Legislation On Underwater Cultural Heritage In Southeast Asia: Evolution And Outcomes by Flecker, Michael

This paper examines the evolution of underwater cultural heritage (UCH) legislation in Southeast Asia. Legislation in every country differs, with some reflecting great cultural awareness and some signalling neglect. Countries examined include Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore. Singapore, in particular, does not have legislation dealing specifically with UCH, although both terrestrial and underwater cultural heritage policy is currently under review. Singapore can afford institutional investigation and excavation, thereby avoiding the pitfalls of private partnerships. Singapore can afford enforcement. By cherry-picking the most effective UCH policies from like-minded governments and moulding them to fit Singapore's unique circumstance Singapore could go from non-starter to leader through a single act of parliament.

Rebel Law: Insurgents, Courts And Justice In Modern ConflictRebel Law: Insurgents, Courts And Justice In Modern Conflict by Ledwidge, Frank

In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the road of the people. If a state cannot settle disputes and ensure that its decisions are carried out, for practical purposes it is no longer in charge. This is why successful rebels put courts and justice at the top of their agendas. Rebel Law examines this key weapon in the armory of insurgent groups, ranging from the Ireland of the 1920s to today's 'Caliphate of Law' - the Islamic State, by way of Algeria in the 1950s and the Afghan Taliban. Frank Ledwidge tells how insurgent courts bleed legitimacy from government, decide cases and enforce judgments on the battlefield itself. Astute counterinsurgents, especially in 'ungoverned space,' can ensure that they retain the initiative. The book describes French, Turkish and British colonial 'judicial strategy' and contrasts their experience with the chaos of more recent 'stabilization operations' in Iraq and Afghanistan, drawing lessons for contemporary counterinsurgents.

Same But Different: A Legal Guidebook For Lgbt Couples & Families In SingaporeSame But Different: A Legal Guidebook For Lgbt Couples & Families In Singapore by Rajeswari, Indulekshmi

This is a legal guidebook for LGBT families, focusing on Singapore's unique legal landscape and challenges. It does not aim to replace legal advice or work rendered by practicing lawyers, but simply provide a starting point. It is written in a layman-friendly manner, to break down complex legal concepts and nuances for the layman. The guide covers: Marriage & Cohabitation Contracts, Property & Finances, Wills & Inheritance, Medical Decisions, Children, and Miscellaneous topics such as sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Pro Bono In Singapore: The Pbg Story by Whalen-Bridge, Helena (Ed.)

This is a history of the National University of Singapore Law Faculty's Pro Bono Group.

Guide To The Employment Act And Its Related Legislations, AGuide To The Employment Act And Its Related Legislations, A by Gabriel, Martin

This book examines key clauses of the Employment Act and its related legislations. Written in clear and concise language, this book breaks down and interprets legal jargon for the laymen and allows them to gain a better understanding about employment law in Singapore and their rights and entitlements. Human-resource professionals will also find this book a handy resource that will sharpen their knowledge of the EA and its related legislations and allow them to apply that knowledge towards achieving corporate objectives.

Pluralism, Transnationalism And Culture In Asian Law: A Book In Honour Of M.B. HookerPluralism, Transnationalism And Culture In Asian Law: A Book In Honour Of M.B. Hooker by Bell, Gary F. (Ed.)

To honour this great scholar, this book gathers essays from admirers and friends who add their own contributions on legal pluralism, transnationalism and culture in Asia. The book opens with an account of M.B. Hooker colourful and prolific career. The authors then approach legal pluralism through legal theory, legal anthropology, comparative law, law and religion, constitutional law, even Islamic art, thus reflecting the broad approaches of Professor Hooker's scholarship. While most of the book focuses mainly on Southeast Asia, it also reaches out to all of Asia up to Israel, and even includes a chapter comparing Indonesia and Egypt.

Access To Justice: Women's Experiences In Penang Syariah CourtsAccess To Justice: Women's Experiences In Penang Syariah Courts by Kamarudin, Shariza

In Access to Justice Shariza Kamarudin offers a rare insight into the lives and experiences of women as they navigate their way through the Penang Syariah court system. Grounded in theories of justice, Islamic jurisprudence and feminist legal theory, Access to Justice collects valuable first-hand accounts of the female litigants as they face an overwhelmingly patriarchal system. Touching on issues of polygamy, talaq divorce, domestic violence, domestic abuse and child custody, Shariza Kamarudin studies the responses of women, highlighting the ways in which issues of gender, class, and race play an important role in the administration of Syariah law. Finally, making use of the United Nations Development Programme Access to Justice Framework, Access to Justice calls for a reform in the administration of Syariah law in Malaysia which puts at its heart access to legal knowledge, legal representation and gender awareness.

Instant Legal Protection For Your Family: Protect, Preserve, ProsperInstant Legal Protection For Your Family: Protect, Preserve, Prosper by Lie Chin Chin

In this book, the author shares and explains your available options and alternatives to protect and prosper you and your loved ones. This book shows you how to protect your loved ones from harassment, and from hardship due to termination of employment, how to preserve your monies as a consumer against defective goods, how to preserve your assets using legal vehicles such as prenuptial agreements, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and deeds of family settlements. There is also step-by-step guidance to minimize pain and loss for individuals facing predicaments of potential separation, divorce and family violence.

Constitutionalism In Asia In The Early Twenty-First CenturyConstitutionalism In Asia In The Early Twenty-First Century by Chen, Albert H. Y. (Ed.)

Examining developments in the first decade of the twenty-first century, this authoritative collection of essays studies the evolving practice of constitutional law and constitutionalism in Asia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse constitutional issues and developments in sixteen East, Southeast and South Asian countries. It also discusses the types of constitutionalism that exist and the general trends in constitutional developments whilst offering comparative, historical and analytical perspectives on Asian constitutionalism. Written by leading scholars in the field, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars alike.

Principles Of Thai Business LawPrinciples Of Thai Business Law by Stasi, Alessandro

Principles of Thai Business Law is aimed at students, researchers, and practitioners who wish to familiarize themselves with the legal environment for their academic or professional activities. It offers both a comprehensive overview and selected details of contemporary business law in Thailand in a clear and straightforward manner. The book is built up in several layers, starting from the general rule to the gradually more specific ones. Chapters encompass not only the legal system, starting from the Civil and Commercial Code and emphasizing the substantial changes that have been introduced in the past decades, but also the deep influence of doctrine and case law. The areas of business law covered include legal persons, things, property and real rights, intellectual property, contract, tort, businesses and companies, and employment law-a knowledge of which is essential in doing business in Thailand.

Anything But The Law: Essays On Politics & EconomicsAnything But The Law: Essays On Politics & Economics by Thomas, Tommy

"With legal acumen and moral vision, Tommy Thomas presents a compelling narrative for a version of statehood that is inclusive and accountable…Thomas offers a riveting chronicle and judicious analysis of two contentious political issues - the bifurcation of Islamic state vs secularism and the social contract…The author laments that his foray into economics is with much trepidation; but he seems to be an advertent economist in his essays on unbridled US market capitalism and financial crisis. This might turn him into a 'public enemy' of the 'robber barons'" - Anwar Ibrahim, Former Deputy Prime Minister & Former Leader of the Opposition.

Abuse Of Power: Selected Works On The Law And ConstitutionAbuse Of Power: Selected Works On The Law And Constitution by Thomas, Tommy

"Amongst the select group of constitutional law advocates in Malaysia, Tommy Thomas ranks among the best - fearless, dedicated, committed and vocal in his decades-old pursuit to entrench respect for fundamental rights and liberties for the ordinary Malaysian…This timely collection of essays should be read by lawyers and non-lawyers alike for its valuable insights into important constitutional issues, and for the thinking jurist, it will serve as a beacon of conscience into what is right, correct and proper under the Constitution." - Dato' Mohamad Ariff Yusof, Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal.

Singapore Chronicles: ConstitutionSingapore Chronicles: Constitution by Tan, Kevin Yl

Unlike many former British colonies, Singapore has prospered without abandoning the established constitutional order. This book traces the development of Singapore's Constitution. It analyses Singapore's unique representative model, and the roles of the Executive, and the Judiciary. Citizenship, equality, fairness and the minorities are issues that are treated within this constitutional framework, as is the protection of human rights. The book holds that the Singapore Constitution is a pragmatic document that facilitates governmental action for social and economic progress while assuring the public of a large measure of stability.

Singapore Chronicles: LawSingapore Chronicles: Law by Goh Yihan

This book tells the story of the Singapore legal system. Beginning with the British years, it moves on to the post-independence period, when a new Singapore had to grapple with the judicious mix of legacy laws and new laws that the new environment demanded. That was followed by the years of expansion as the complexity of the local environment deepened. The legal system had to be further refined as Singapore embraced technological advances and globalisation. This is a story of a fast changing and yet remarkably stable legal system that has been the cornerstone of Singapore's commitment to the rule of law.

Constitution Of Singapore, The: A Contextual AnalysisConstitution Of Singapore, The: A Contextual Analysis by Tan, Kevin Yl Tan

Singapore's Constitution was hastily drafted after her secession from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965. In the subsequent 45 years, the Constitution has been amended many times to evolve a Constitution like no other in the world. Outwardly, Singapore has a Westminster-type constitutional democracy, with an elected legislature, fundamental liberties and safeguards to ensure the independence of the judiciary. On closer inspection, the Constitution displays many innovative and unusual characteristics. This volume seeks to explain the nature and context of these constitutional innovations in the context of a pluralistic, multi-ethnic state obsessed with public order and security.

Teens And The Law by

Teens & the Law provides teens with the basic principles of legal protection and helps them understand the real life consequences and penalties of breaking the law. It also provides sources of additional information such as websites on the issues faced by teenagers in today's context and where they can turn to for counselling solutions. It is the only book in Singapore that explains the law relating to teenagers in simple English! Edition 2 was published in 2014 and contains the most updated legal information.

Introduction To Singapore's Constitution, An (Revised Edition)Introduction To Singapore's Constitution, An (Revised Edition) by Tan, Kevin Y. L.

Law is one of the most jargon-filled and least-understood of disciplines, and among its sub-branches, constitutional law is considered one of the most difficult and arcane. Yet, the Constitution affects every one of us in ways we seldom contemplate. In this volume, the reader is quickly introduced to the basic concepts of constitutionalism, such as the separation of powers, the rule of law and the principle of judicial review. In twelve succinct chapters, this book covers the basic structure of government in Singapore as well as the fundamental liberties protected under the constitution.

Legal Consensus: Supreme Executive, Supine Jurisprudence, Suppliant Profession Of SingaporeLegal Consensus: Supreme Executive, Supine Jurisprudence, Suppliant Profession Of Singapore by Tsun Hang Tey

By a former Law Officer and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, National University of Singapore, exploration of the role of the judiciary and the functioning of Singapore's legal system does not avoid "sensitive issues". Some of these include: the Criminal Due Process; Civil-Political Rights; Political Defamation; "Scandalising" the Judiciary; the Death Penalty; Diminishing the Judiciary; and the Executive-Law Society Connection.

Asian Legal Revivals: Lawyers In The Shadow Of EmpireAsian Legal Revivals: Lawyers In The Shadow Of Empire by Dezalay, Yves; 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 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.