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A cluster of Asian states are well-known for their authoritarian legality while having been able to achieve remarkable economic growth. Why would an authoritarian regime seek or tolerate a significant degree of legality and how has such type of legality been made possible in Asia? Would a transition towards a liberal, democratic system eventually take place and, if so, what kind of post-transition struggles are likely to be experienced? This book compares the past and current experiences of China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam and offers a comparative framework for readers to conduct a theoretical dialogue with the orthodox conception of liberal democracy and the rule of law.
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Formatted Contents Note
Authoritarian Legality in East Asia : What, Why and Whither? / Jacques deLisle The Concept of Authoritarian Law : The Chinese Case / Hualing Fu and Michael Dowdle Rule of Law Reform and the Rise of Rule by Fear in China / Eva Pils The Foreign NGO Law and the Closing of China / Thomas E. Kellogg Understanding Authoritarian Legality in Hong Kong : What can Dicey and Rawls Tell Us? / Richard Cullen and David Campbell The Clash of Legal Cultures : Hong Kong Efforts to Maintain the Liberal Rule of Law vs.Beijing's Hardline Authoritarian Legality / Michael C. Davis Is Singapore An Authoritarian Constitutional Regime? / Kevin Y.L. Tan From Signal to Legality : Meiji Japan and Authoritarian Constitutionalism / Tom Ginsburg Vietnamese Deliberative Authoritarianism and Legality / Do Hai Ha and Pip Nicholson Preserving Constitutionalism by Changing the Constitution : A Revisit and Defense of the Chng Suan Tze Episode / Jianlin Chen Angels Are in the Details : Voting System, Poll Workers, and Election Administration Integrity in Taiwan / Yen-Tu Su Student Activism and Authoritarian Legality Transition in Taiwan / Weitseng Chen Neoliberal Turn of State Conservatism in Japan : From Bureaucratic to Corporatist Authoritarian Legality / Koichi Nakano Authoritarian Legality after Authoritarianism : Legal Governance of Parties and Elections Before and After Democratic Transition in South Korea / Erik Mobrand.