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Title Constitutionalism in Asia : cases and materials / Wen-Chen Chang, Li-ann Thio, Kevin YL Tan and Jiunn-rong Yeh.

Published Oxford Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2014.


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Physical description cxiv, 1056 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: I.Constitutionalism in Asia: The Legacy -- II.Aims and Ambit of This Book -- III.Our Approach -- 1.Constitution Making and State Building -- I.Introduction -- II.Early Inspirations -- A.Introduction -- B.Japan -- C.China -- D.The Philippines -- E.Siam (Thailand) -- III.Colonialism and Decolonisation -- A.The Colonisation of Asia -- B.Japan, Taiwan and Korea -- i.Japan -- ii.Taiwan -- iii.The Korean Peninsula -- C.British Devolution -- i.Burma -- ii.Ceylon -- iii.India -- iv.Pakistan -- v.Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei -- IV.Revolutionary Moments -- A.Communist Revolutions -- i.China -- ii.Vietnam -- iii.Laos -- iv.Cambodia -- B.Democratic Revolutions -- i.Mongolia -- ii.Indonesia -- iii.The Philippines -- iv.Cambodia -- V.Constitution-making in Asia: Some General Observations -- A.Epochs of Constitution-making and Asia -- B.Constitutionalism and Legitimacy -- i.Majoritarian Legitimacy -- ii.Economic and Legal Legitimacy -- VI.Conclusion --
Contents note continued: 2.Constitutional Cultures in Asia -- I.Introduction -- II.Law, Culture and the Constitution -- III.Culture and Constitutions: A Functional Approach -- A.Introduction -- B.Culture as Normative Matrix -- i.Visions of the Common Good -- ii.Novel or Unique Rights -- C.Constitutional Culture and Instrumentalism -- i.Constitution and National Identity: History, Constitutional Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism -- ii.Culture as a Platform for Political Ideology -- iii.Constitutional Cultism: North Korea -- D.Culture and Paths of Institutional Interaction -- i.Governing Institutional Interactions Through Culture -- IV.Constitutional Culture and the Character of the Polity (Defining the ̀We') -- A.Cultures and Frameworks for Co-existence -- B.Religion and Constitutional Identity -- i.The Non-recognition of Buddhism as Official Religion in the 2007 Thai Constitution -- ii.Nepal: From Hindu Kingdom to Secular State --
Contents note continued: iii.Bangladesh: From Secular to Islamic Republic and Back: The Fifth Amendment Case of 2010 -- iv.Malaysia: ̀Islam'- The No Longer Innocuous Clause? -- V.The Influence of Constitutional Culture on the Style of Constitutionalism: Before and Beyond the Courts -- A.Introduction -- B.Intra-Party Democracy in Socialist States -- C.Culture, Propriety and Persuasion: Virtuous Rulers and Internal Restraint of Leaders -- D.Popular Petition and Populist Constitutionalism -- E.Relational Constitutionalism: Beyond Sanctions and Rights to Solidarity and Reconciliation -- 3.Government System and Structures -- I.Introduction -- II.Organisations of State -- A.The Head of State and Symbolic Powers -- B.The Head of Government and Administrative Unity -- III.Separation of Powers and Government Systems -- A.Parliamentary System -- i.The Legislative Power in the Parliamentary System -- ii.Executive Power in a Parliamentary System --
Contents note continued: iii.Vote of No Confidence and Dissolution of the Parliament -- B.Presidential System -- i.Domestic Affairs -- ii.Foreign Affairs -- iii.Presidential Immunity -- iv.The Impeachment of the President -- C.Other Unique Systems -- i.The Chinese Communist Party and Government -- ii.Hong Kong: One Country Two Systems -- iii.Bangladesh: The Caretaker Government -- IV.Political Branches: Conflict and Conciliation -- A.Appointment -- B.Policy and Budget -- C.Foreign Policy and War -- D.Emergency Power -- i.Taiwan -- ii.Malaysia -- iii.The Philippines -- iv.India -- v.Pakistan -- E.The Court's Role in Mediating Political Conflicts -- 4.Constitutional Change and Amendments -- I.Introduction -- II.Constitutional Durability and Adaptability -- A.Some Observations on the Durability of Constitutions in Asia -- B.Constitutional Change, Sovereignty and Legitimacy -- C.Imposed and Autonomous Constitutional Change -- D.Constitutional Change in a Transitional Context --
Contents note continued: E.Constitutional Change during Revolutions and Emergencies -- III.Constitutional Moments and Methods of Constitutional Change -- A.Constitutional Amendment and Procedure -- B.Political Actions and Referenda -- C.Judicial Decisions, Soft Constitutional Law and Custom -- IV.Limits to Constitutional Change -- A.Eternity Clauses -- B.Implied Limits (̀Basic Structure' or ̀Basic Features') -- C.International Law and Transnational Constitutionalism -- 5.Judicial Review -- I.Introduction -- II.Nature of Judicial Review -- A.Decentralised Systems of Review -- B.Centralised Systems of Review -- C.Judicial Power and the Assertion of Judicial Review Powers -- III.Institutional Design of Judicial Review -- A.The Centralised Model: Constitutional Court -- i.Primary Jurisdictions -- ii.Ancillary Jurisdictions -- B.The Decentralised Model -- IV.Subject of Judicial Review -- A.Constitutional Amendment -- B.Law or Parliamentary Resolution -- C.Administrative Rule --
Contents note continued: D.Emergency Decrees -- E.Judicial Decision -- V.Judicial Appointment, Organisation and Independence -- A.Judicial Appointment -- i.Judicial Appointment to Constitutional Court -- ii.Judicial Appointment to Ordinary Courts and Supreme Courts -- iii.Qualification of Judge and Procedure of Judicial Appointment -- B.Judicial Transfer -- C.Security of Remuneration and Judicial Budget -- D.Court Structure and Judicial Administration -- VI.Justiciability and Locus Standi -- A.Cases or Controversies -- B.Political Question -- C.Locus Standi -- i.Individuals -- ii.Public Interest Litigation and Taxpayer Suits -- VII.Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation -- A.Text-based Approach -- B.The Historically-Based Approach -- C.Purposive Approach -- D.Use of Foreign and International Law -- i.Use of Foreign or International Law -- ii.Reticence Towards Foreign or International Law -- iii.Balancing: Referencing for Restricting Rights --
Contents note continued: VIII.Forms of Judicial Decisions and Remedies -- A.Limited Constitutionality or Limited Unconstitutionality -- B.Prospective Ruling, Temporal Validity and Judicial Deadlines -- C.Unconstitutional Declaration without Invalidation and Judicial Warnings -- D.Judicial Law-Making -- 6.Democracy and the Right to Political Participation -- I.Introduction -- II.Democracy and Democratisation in Asia -- A.Concepts and Types of Democracy -- B.Waves of Democratisation -- C.Forms of Political Representation -- i.Electoral Representation: Apportionment and Voting Disparity -- D.Functional or Sectoral Representation -- E.Proportional Representation and Anti-hopping Laws -- i.Proportional Representation -- ii.Anti-hopping Laws -- F.Quotas -- III.Institutions for Political Representation -- A.Political Parties and Militant Democracy -- i.Formation of Political Parties -- ii.Dissolution of Political Parties -- B.Elections -- C.Election Commissions --
Contents note continued: i.Independence of the Election Commission -- ii.Functions of an Election Commission -- IV.Right to Political Participation -- A.Qualification of Voters -- B.Qualifications of Candidates -- V.Referendum, Initiative and Petition -- A.Referendum -- B.Initiative -- C.Petition -- 7.The Right to Equality and Equal Protection -- I.Equality and the Law -- II.Equality Before the Law -- A.Introduction -- B.Meaning of ̀Equality Before the Law' -- III.Equal Protection of the Law -- A.Introduction -- B.Prohibited Categories of Discrimination -- C.Positive Discrimination -- i.Constitutional Protection of Indigenous Peoples -- D.Privilege and Equality -- E.Rational Classification and the Reasonable Nexus Test -- i.The Indian Test and Its Progeny -- ii.The American Test -- iii.Beyond Classification: Proportionality -- IV.Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities -- A.Introduction -- B.Gender Discrimination -- i.Women -- ii.Gender Selection and Abortion --
Contents note continued: iii.Homosexuals and the Third Sex -- C.Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples -- i.Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Self-Determination -- D.Discrimination Against Aliens or Foreigners -- 8.Free Speech and Res Publica -- I.Introduction -- II.Free Speech -- A.Prior Restraints on Speech -- B.Press, Media and Right to Reply -- i.Entry Regulation of Media -- ii.Access to Media and Right to Reply -- C.Sedition and Hate Speech -- D.Lese Majeste, Contempt of Court and Symbolic Speech -- i.Lese Majeste -- ii.Contempt of Court -- iii.Symbolic Speech -- E.Political Defamation -- i.Defence of Truth -- ii.Fair Comment and Qualified Privilege -- F.Obscenity and Pornography -- G.Judicially Enforced Apologies -- III.Right to Assembly and the Political Process -- A.Prior Notification or Approval -- B.Restrictions on Right to Assembly -- IV.Freedom of Association and Civil Society -- A.The Right of Individuals to Associate/Disassociate --
Contents note continued: B.Rights and Freedoms of Associations -- 9.Religion and State -- I.What is Religion? -- A.Defining Religion: A Broad or Restrictive Approach? -- B.Religion or Custom? -- C.The Test of Essential Practice -- II.Content of Religious Freedom -- A.Right to Profess -- B.Religious Conversion as a Public Order Issue -- C.Propagation and Conversion -- i.Constitutionalising the Right to Propagate Religion -- ii.The Right to Propagate Religion -- iii.Anti-Propagation Legislation -- iv.Legislative Schemes -- III.Right to Practice -- A.Religious Dress Codes in Public Schools/Institutions -- i.State Enforcement -- ii.State Restraint (Singapore and Malaysia) -- B.Limits to Right to Religious Organisation - Public Order Considerations -- IV.Religious Exemptions: Conscientious Objection -- A.Combative Sport in Schools -- B.Military Service -- C.Refusal to Participate in Flag and Anthem Ceremonies on Grounds of Religious Objections --
Contents note continued: V.The Diversity of Religion-State Constitutional Arrangements -- A.Introduction -- B.Secular Constitutional Models and Constitutional Theocracies -- i.Secular Liberal Constitutional Models -- ii.Secular Socialist Constitutions and Religion -- iii.Constitutional Theocracies -- VI.Models of Secularism in Asia: What Separation of Religion and State Entails -- A.India and Ameliorative Secularism -- i.History of the Constitutional Principle of Secularity in India -- ii.Hindu Bias in the Indian Constitution and Threat of Hindutva -- B.Philippines Secularism: Accommodation through Exemptions and Exceptions -- i.Church and State in the Philippines -- C.Secular Government and Halal Certification -- D.Japan: From State Shinto to a Secular State and Ceremonial Shinto -- VII.State and Religion - The Protectionist State -- A.The Protection of Religious Orthodoxy and State Regulation of Religious ̀Words' -- i.Use of Religious Words --
Contents note continued: B.Blasphemy Laws and Protectionist Regimes -- i.Cults and Deviant Sects -- ii.Instrumentalism: Keeping Law and Order -- iii.Intrinsic Reasons for Preserving Orthodoxy -- iv.On Blasphemy in General -- v.Pakistan, Blasphemy and the Ahmadis -- vi.Indonesia, Blasphemy and the Ahmadis -- 10.Socio-Economic Rights -- I.Introduction -- II.Express Socio-economic Rights: Judicial Review -- A.Non-Discrimination Involving Fundamental Rights and Socio-Economic Considerations -- B.Judicial Review of the Quantum of Social Benefits -- C.Prioritising Competing Rights: Right to Smoke versus the Right to Avoid Smoke as a Facet of the Right to Life and Health -- D.Social Insurance Schemes: Competing Rights -- E.Regulation of Worker's Economic Rights and Collective Bargaining -- III.Judicial Review and the Enforcement of Directive Principles: Implied Rights and Legislative-Executive Accountability -- IV.Economic Policy, Privatisation and Judicial Review in Indonesia --
Contents note continued: V.Judicial Construction: Reading Directive Principles to Expand the ̀Right to Life' to Include Socio-Economic Rights -- A.Right to Life and Livelihood: Housing and Unlawful Eviction -- B.Right to Life and the Right to Food -- C.Right to Life and Right to Health -- D.Right to Education -- E.Right to Life and Right to a Healthy Environment -- F.Right to Life Defined by Reference to ICESCR -- G.Right to a Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development.
Other author Zhang, Wenzhen, author.
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