During the 1980s and 1990s Asian 'developmental states' attracted much attention in political science and economics literature, but the role of law in the economic development was neglected. It was only after the Asian crisis of 1997 that many analysts began to focus on a lack of regulation and transparency as a major factor triggering the crisis. The crucial questions now are how successful the current reforms will be, and which features of the Asian approach to commercial law will be resistant to reform pressures. This book examines the prospects for commercial law reform in Asia, giving particular attention to Japan and Singapore, as frequently cited role models for Asian developmentalism, and also examining development related business laws in countries such as China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

part |127 pages

Paradigms of Law and Development in Asia

chapter |22 pages


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chapter |43 pages

Law and Development from the Southeast Asian Perspective

Methodology, History, and Paradigm Change
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part |120 pages

Japan as a Model for Law and Development in Asia

chapter |23 pages

Globalization Vs. Paternalistic Regulation

Some Thoughts about Economic Success, the Role of Law, and the Regulation of Japan's Financial Markets
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part |38 pages

Law in a ‘Socialist Market Economy'

chapter |16 pages

The Clonability of the Singapore Model of Law and Development

The Case of Suzhou, China *
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part |48 pages

Southeast Asian Approaches to Law and Development

chapter |25 pages

Prosperity at a Price

Regulation of Organized Labour in Malaysia
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part |53 pages

Law and Development and the Region

chapter |21 pages

Resolving Trade Disputes in Asia

An Essay about the Laws, Institutions, and Cultures 1
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Asian Economic Crisis and Legal Institutions

A Tale of Two Cities *
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