"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."--Publisher's description.
Formatted Contents Note
1. The judicialization of politics in Asia : towards a framework of analysis / Bjorn Dressel 2. The judicialization of Japanese politics? / Tom Ginsburg and Tokujin Matsudaira 3. Causes and conditions for sustainable judicialization of politics in Korea / Jongcheol Kim and Jonghyun Park 4. The judiciary, policy, and politics in India / Shylashri Shankar 5. Thailand : judicialization of politics or politicization of the judiciary? / Bjorn Dressel 6. Indonesia's constitutional court : conservative activist or strategic operator? / Simon Butt 7. From judicialization to politicization of the judiciary : the Philippine case / Alejandro N. Ciencia, Jr. 8. The judicialization of politics in Pakistan / Charles H. Kennedy 9. China's Supreme People's Court within the 'political-legal system' / Shumei Hou and Ron Keith 10. Cambodia's judiciary : heading for political judicialization? / Kheang Un and Sokbunthoeun So 11. Malaysia : limited and intermittent judicialization of politics / Chandra Kanagasabai 12. Leadership, law, and legitimacy : reflections on the changing nature of judicial politics in Asia / Haig Patapan.