Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2020

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198716839

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Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts

Yvonne Tew

  • An original account of how courts engage in constitutional state-building in Asia
  • Presents a detailed treatment of contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, including the first comprehensive analysis of post-transition Malaysia following its 2018 democratic regime change
  • Critically analyses the judicial mechanisms that apply in key constitutional areas where state power may threaten individual rights: religion in the state, and the state's emergency and security powers
  • Explores how courts in emerging Asian democracies can help construct and safeguard a nation's constitutional core