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Asia-Pacific Legal Development

This manuscript is a collection of essays on various issues in Asia-Pacific legal systems. It has been written within the framework of comparative legal research; thus, chapters address various of the ASEAN nations, as well as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The topics in this comprehensive volume, which offer Canadian perspectives on contemporary Asian law, include securities, prostitution, environmental, and constitutional law.


618 pages


Table of Contents

The Convergence of Securities Law: Case Studies of Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and China / Mark Gillen, Pitman Potter

Parallel Importation and Reputation Spillover: Transnationalization of Law and Legal Doctrine in a Transactional Context / Robert Howell

Asia-Pacific Competition Law Frameworks: ASEAN and APEC Models / William A.W. Neilson

Parliamentary Supremacy: Contrasting Change and Continuity in Thailand / Cheryl Crane, Mark Gillen, Ted L. McDorman

Constitutional Change and Continuity in Thailand / Ted L. McDorman

The Functions of a Written Constitution: Perspectives on the 1992 Vietnamese Constitution / Joanna Harrington, Ted. L. McDorman, William A.W. Neilson, Douglas M. Johnston

Legal Regulation of Mental Disorder: Looking East and West / Gerry Ferguson

Whores, Soiled Doves, or Working Women?: Law, Society, and the Sex Trade in Australia, Canada, and Thailand / John McLaren

Environmental Security and the Quest for Sacred Text: Trends in North America and Southeast Asia / Douglas M. Johnston

Indigenous Peoples and Legal Responses: Case Studies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States / Hamar Foster

Dispute Management in Theory and Practice: Cross-Cultural Observations / Andrew Pirie

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