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Reforming Justice : a Journey to Fairness in Asia.

Author: Livingston Armytage
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Livingston Armytage explores how justice reform can be made more effective.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Armytage, Livingston.
Reforming Justice : A Journey to Fairness in Asia.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Livingston Armytage
ISBN: 9781139377218 1139377213 9781139380072 1139380079 9781139012133 1139012134
OCLC Number: 794327743
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: Cover; REFORMING JUSTICE: A Journey to Fairness in Asia; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1: Introduction; 1 Roadmap; 2 Reform purpose; 3 What is justice --
and why is it important?; 4 Evaluating endeavour; 5 Case studies of practice; 6 Generalised findings and key empirical propositions; 7 Conclusions: a theory of justice reform; PART 1: Judicial reform enterprise; Introduction to Part 1; 2: History and context; 1 Introduction; 2 Context and history; a. Three moments or five waves?; b. Early days: USAID's law and development. C. Structural adjustment, the Washington Consensus' and poverty reductiond. 'Rule of law' revival and democracy; e. But what is the rule of law' orthodoxy --
a blind man's elephant?; f. Shihata's long shadow --
judicial reform at the World Bank; g. Governance and institutionalism: from enabling to capable state; h. A more comprehensive approach: embracing social and human dimensions; i. Towards equity?; j. Fragility, safety and security; 3 Conclusions; 3: Nature and critique of reforms; 1 Introduction; 2 Nature of reforms --
the standard package'; a. Thin' or thick' reform? 3 Mounting perceptions of disappointment --
the performance gap'4 Reinvention; a. Convergence with human rights and empowerment; b. Engagement in the informal customary sector and legal pluralism; c. Political economy --
DfID's approach to power; d. Acknowledging the distributional dimension of judicial reform; e. Constitutionalism and the politics of allocation; 5 Conclusions; 4: Theories of reform; 1 Introduction; a. Theory, practice and the use of dichotomy; 2 Theorists --
philosophy and justification; a. Foundations of classical thinking: justice, equality and equity. B. Visions from the Enlightenment of the state and individuali. The fulcrum of liberalism; ii. The tipping point of neo-liberalism --
and the contest over economics; iii. The significance of liberalism; c. The contest of modern philosophy; i. Institutionalism; ii. North's rules of the game; iii. Sen's transformative vision of human capability; 3 Conclusions; 5: Empirical evidence; 1 Introduction; 2 Sufficiency of the economic justification for development; a. The role of empirical evidence in the theory: practice dichotomy; b. Historical evidence of the market economy. C. Development's failure to ensure equitable growthd. Conviction, ideology and the selectivity of empirical validation; 3 Justice and growth --
a synopsis of empirical determinants; a. Transplantation and 'legal-origins' debate; b. New comparative economics and good governance; c. Are institutions trumps?; d. Precepts of independence --
checks and balances; e. Empirical inquiry --
torch beams in the night; 4 Conclusions to Part 1 --
building a better theory; PART 2: Evaluation; Introduction to Part 2; 6: Evaluating aid; 1 Introduction; 2 Key concepts; 3 Purpose and models; a. Professionalisation. B. From Paris to Accra --
improving development effectiveness.

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