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Introduction: studying law and lawyers in Asia Geneses of law and state in Europe and their relationship to colonial ventures abroad European geneses: models of law and state power Expatriates and traders in early colonial state building in Asia Lawyers and the construction of U.S. "anti-imperialist" imperialism and a foreign policy elite Strategies for constructing legal professions and producing new state elites The British empire and the Indian Raj: a legal elite from colonial co-optation to state independence The American empire in the Philippines: building a state and a legal elite in the U.S. image Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore: late and relatively weak colonial Legal investment converted into state leadership. Korea as a different model of weakness Turf battles of the cold war: lawyer-politicians challenged by technocrats as modernizers Indonesia and south Korea: marginalizing legal elites and empowering economists The Philippines and Singapore: lawyers and the construction of authoritarian regimes India and Malaysia: resistance of the legal elite to marginalization by the authoritarian developmental states Merchants of law as moral entrepreneurs Lawyers as political champions against authoritarianism: relative successes exemplified by the Philippines and India Lawyers as political champions against authoritarianism: relative failures in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong Corporate compradors doubling as sponsors of a new generation of social justice entrepreneurs: Indonesia, Philippines, India, and south Korea Political investment and the construction of legal markets: legal, social and international capital in Asian legal revivals.
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.