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 1892-1922Nicholas Cheesman
Chapter 6: Understanding the Myanmar Supreme Court’s Docket: An Analysis of Case Topics from 2007 to 2011Dominic 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 onIndustrial 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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