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The Judicialization of Politics in Asia by Bjorn Dressel

The Judicialization of Politics in Asia

Part of the Routledge Law in Asia Series


The Judicialization of Politics in Asia by Bjorn Dressel

Over the last two decades courts have become major players in the political landscape in Asia. This book assesses what is driving this apparent trend toward judicialization in the region. It looks at the variations within the judicialization trend, and how these variations affect political practice and policy outcomes. The book goes on to examine how this new trend is affecting aspects of the rule of law, democratic governance and state-society relations. It investigates how the experiences in Asia add to the debate on the judicialization of politics globally; in particular how judicial behaviour in Asia differs from that in the West, and the implications of the differences on the theoretical debate.

About the Author

Bjorn Dressel is a Senior Lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th May 2012


Bjorn Dressel

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


256 pages


Politics & government
Legal system: general



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