Should law look east?

Wolff, Leon (2012) Should law look east? Journal of Civil and Legal Sciences, 1(1), 1000e101.

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Abstract

How well-equipped is the discipline of law to cope with complex questions arising in the emerging Asian Century? This editorial article reviews how time and space namely, the predominance of European and American power in 19th and 20th centuries have forged an Anglo-American emphasis in traditional disciplines of law, such as comparative law and its more recent cousins of international law and global law. The editorial poses the question of whether this limits the ability of traditional legal disciplines to make sense of complex political, economic and social questions emerging during the Asian Century. It further interrogates whether traditional legal disciplines can be rehabilitated to engage sensibly with Asian legal power or whether a new discipline of ‘Asian Law’ is warranted.

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ID Code: 87800
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Asian law, Comparative law, International law, Global law, Asian Century
DOI: 10.4172/2169-0170.1000e101
ISSN: 2169-0170
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Legal Theory Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation (180122)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Wolff L.
Copyright Statement: This is an open-access article distributed under the
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use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and
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Deposited On: 28 Sep 2015 01:39
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 04:40

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