Pluralism,	Transnationalism	and	Culture	in	Asian	Law:	A	Book	in	Honour	of	M.B.	Hooker

Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture in Asian Law: A Book in Honour of M.B. Hooker

by Gary F Bell

"We owe much of our knowledge of legal diversity in Asia to the work of Barry Hooker, who appears early on to have appreciated its intrinsic interest and potentially global significance. His work in the field is, as the French say, incontournable; a nice combination of the unavoidable, the controlling and the greatly respected."
— H.P. Glenn

To honour this great scholar, this book gathers essays from admirers and friends who add their own contributions on legal pluralism, transnationalism and culture in Asia. The book opens with an account of M.B. Hooker colourful and prolific career. The authors then approach legal pluralism through legal theory, legal anthropology, comparative law, law and religion, constitutional law, even Islamic art, thus reflecting the broad approaches of Professor Hooker's scholarship. While most of the book focuses mainly on Southeast Asia, it also reaches out to all of Asia up to Israel, and even includes a chapter comparing Indonesia and Egypt.

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Preliminary pages
1. M.B. Hooker and Southeast Asian Law: Path-breaking Passions
2. Asian Thought and Legal Diversity
3. Comparative Law, Anti-Essentialism and Intersectionality: Reflections from Southeast Asia in Search of an Elusive Balance
4. Legal Pluralism and Legal Anthropology: Experiences from Indonesia
5. Mapping the Relationship of Competing Legal Traditions in the Era of Transnationalism in Indonesia
6. Indonesia's Weak State Courts and Weak Law Fare Poorly in a Pluralist Commercial World
7. When Laws Are Not Enough: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Intra-Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Indonesia
8. Legal Pluralism and the Constitutional Position of East Malaysia's Indigenous Peoples: The View from the Longhouse
9. Syariah, State and Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: How Law Can You Go?
10. Negotiating Legal Pluralism in Court: Fatwa and the Crime of Blasphemy in Indonesia
11. Islamic Law in Israel: A Case Study in Legal Pluralism
12. The Road to Democracy Goes Through Religious Pluralism: The Indonesian Case and Thoughts on Post-Mubarak Egypt

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  • Number of Pages : 338
  • Publisher : ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Weight : 468g
  • Product Code : 9789814762717
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Gary F Bell

Associate Professor Gary F. Bell. is the Director of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), Singapore.