Judicial Reform in Taiwan: Democratization and the Diffusion of Law

1st Edition

Neil Chisholm

Routledge
Published November 11, 2019
Reference - 298 Pages
ISBN 9780415855297 - CAT# Y151734
Series: Routledge Law in Asia

USD$140.00

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Summary

This book examines Taiwan’s judicial reform process, which began three years after the 1996 transition to democracy, in 1999, when Taiwanese legal and political leaders began discussing how to reform Taiwan’s judicial system to meet the needs of the new social and political conditions. Covering different areas of the law in a comprehensive way, the book considers, for each legal area, problems related to rights and democracy in that field, the debates over reform, how foreign systems inspired reform proposals, the political process of change, and the substantive legal changes that ultimately emerged. The book also sets Taiwan’s legal reforms in their historical and comparative context, and discusses how the reform process continues to evolve.

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