Judicial Review of Elections in Asia (Routledge Studies in Asian Law)

Judicial Review of Elections in Asia (Routledge Studies in Asian Law)

By: Po Jen Yap (editor)Hardback

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In the past century, Asian nations have experienced a wave of democratisation as countries in the region have gained independence or transitioned from authoritarian military rule towards more participatory politics. At the same time, there has been an expansion of judicial power in Asia, whereby new courts or empowered old ones emerge as independent constraints on governmental authority. This is the first book to assess the judicial review of elections in Asia. It provides important insights into how Asian courts can strategically engage with the political actors in their jurisdictions and contribute to a country's democratic discourse. Each chapter in the book sheds light on the judicial review of elections and the electoral process in a specific Asian jurisdiction, including Common Law Asia, namely Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as jurisdictions in Civil Law Asia, namely Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. It fills a gap in the literature by addressing a central challenge to democratic governance, namely the problem of partisan self-dealing in the electoral processes. By exploring the constantly evolving role of the courts in addressing pivotal constitutional questions, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian Law, Governance and Politics.

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Po Jen Yap is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong


Introduction * Courts and Elections in Asia Po Jen Yap Part I: Common Law Asia * Judicial Review of Elections in Hong Kong: Resolving a Contradiction Simon N. M. Young * Democracy and Elections in India: Reviewing the Role of the Election Commission and the Courts Surya Deva * Judicial Review of Elections in Malaysia Kevin YL Tan *'Election Disputes' or Disputed Elections? Judicial (Non-)Review of the Electoral Process in Pakistan Moeen H. Cheema * Judicial Review of the Electoral Process in Singapore after Vellama Po Jen Yap Part II: Civil Law Asia * The Curious Case of Quasi-Weak-Form Review: Judicial Review of Electoral Process in Indonesia Stefanus Hendrianto * Election Campaign Regulation and the Supreme Court of Japan Shigenori Matsui * The Electoral Process and the Judicial Review of Elections in the Republic of Korea Woo-Young Rhee * Judicial Strategies to Resolving Presidential Election Disputes: The Case of Taiwan Wen-Chen Chang and Yi-Li Lee * Thailand: An Abuse of Judicial Review Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang Part III: Comparative Perspectives * Courts, Judicial Review and the Electoral Process in Australia: An Antipodean Perspective Sarah Murray * Judicial Review of the Electoral Process in Canada Yasmin Dawood * Regulation by Charter: Judicial Review of Elections in South Africa Kareem Crayton

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  • publication date: 15/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138950283
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781138950283
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1138950289

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