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Book: Law and Society in Myanmar

An edited collection on 'Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar' will soon be published by Hart Publishing. This edited volume addresses the dynamics of the legal system of Myanmar/Burma in the context of the transition to democracy and a quasi-civilian government. 

The edited volume includes the following chapters:

PART I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF MYANMAR
Chapter 1: Introduction: Myanmar, Law Reform and Asian Legal Studies
Melissa Crouch and Tim Lindsey

Chapter 2: A Short Research Guide to Myanmar's Legal System
Melissa Crouch and Nick Cheesman

Chapter 3: The Layers of Legal Development in Myanmar
Melissa Crouch

PART II: THE COURTS: PAST AND PRESENT
Chapter 4: Is Burmese Law Buddhist? Transition and Tradition
Andrew Huxley

Chapter 5: Bodies on the Line in Burma’s Law Reports 1892-1922
Nicholas Cheesman

Chapter 6: Understanding the Myanmar Supreme Court's Docket: An Analysis of Case Topics from 2007 to 2011
Dominic Nardi and Lwin Moe


PART III: CONSTITUTIONALISM
Chapter 7: What’s So Bad about Burma’s 2008 Constitution? A Guide for the Perplexed
David Williams

Chapter 8: The Common Law and Constitutional Writs: Prospects for Accountability in Myanmar
Melissa Crouch

Chapter 9: Constitution-making in Myanmar: Insights from World Experience
Anna Dziedzic and Cheryl Saunders

PART IV: ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND BUSINESS REFORMS
Chapter 10: Legislative Foundations of Myanmar’s Economic Reforms
Sean Turnell

Chapter 11: Elections and the Reform Agenda
Michael Lidauer and Gilles Saphy

Chapter 12: A Principled Approach to Company Law Reform in Myanmar
Melinda Tun

Chapter 13: The Securities Exchange Law and Prospectus Regulation: Early Sketches of Equity Capital Market Law and Regulation in Myanmar
Tun Zaw Mra

PART V: LAW ENFORCEMENT, CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Chapter 14: Police Reform and the Civilisation of Security in Myanmar
Andrew Selth

Chapter 15: Legal Perspectives on Industrial Disputes in Myanmar
Kyaw Soe Lwin

Chapter 16: War, Law and Politics: Reflections on Violence and the Kachin
Nicholas Farrelly

Chapter 17: Civilian Protection and the Politics of Humanitarian Action in Kachin State
Alistair Cook


PART VII: MYANMAR LAW IN REGIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 18: Unlike Any Land You Know About? Myanmar, Law Reform and the Indonesia Model
Tim Lindsey

Chapter 19: The Regional Context of Myanmar’s Democratic Reform: What Role for ASEAN’s Human Rights Institutions?
Catherine Renshaw

Chapter 20: Law and Development in its Burmese Moment: Legal Reforms in an Emerging Democracy
Andrew Harding


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