rule of law

Rule of Law in ASEAN?

Please note that food will be served in the foyer outside the lecture theatre from 12-12.30. The event itself will still commence at 12.30.

Dr Imelda Deinla’s new book The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN: The State and Regional Integration is an interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration.

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

The most violent country in the world today is not Syria, but Brazil, where gangs, organized crime, regular crime, and state brutality create a pall of fear over daily life. Why are so many democratic states engulfed by violence? If the problem is poverty, why does homicide disproportionately afflict middle-income countries? If governments are so weak, why do countries otherwise able to deliver for their citizens find themselves unable to deliver on safety?

The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN

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Imelda Deinla

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Cambridge University Press - Rule of Law in ASEAN

The book is available for purchase via Amazon (print and digital).

An interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration, a topic largely explored in European integration.

By looking at the function of the rule of law in ASEAN rather than what it ‘means’ measured on normative conception, the book situates the rule of law in broader institutional and political processes in the member states and in regional relations to show the motivations of member states in adopting a peculiar type of regional architecture.

It asks whether forging the rule of law in the region can help build it internally for member states.

The book revisits discourses on the ‘spill-over’ of economic integration, the impact of globalization in reshaping the state and generating new tools of the rule of law. It makes a comprehensive comparison - the European Union, Africa Union and MERCOSUR - showing the uneven pathways to rule of law in various contexts.

Walls: the regulatory influence of partition on territories and nations

Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.

Today more than 60 walls or barriers are standing, or are being planned by States to prevent entry into their territory. This is despite the perception that we are living in a time where borders are losing their relevance in the face of the necessities of a globalised world.

Does Myanmar’s banking sector need a regulatory paradigm shift?

Presently, Myanmar has a small banking industry with advanced financial technologies still under development. It is under-pressure from global regulatory institutions. Corruption in the Myanmar banking sector is systematic and pervasive, due to political and economic constraints stemming from 60 years of authoritarian rule.

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Through the enterprise of foreign funded development assistance, “rule of law” as an international model for development travels across the globe. At its new site, the rule of law model requires contestation and adaptation by individual or collective actors who operate as “intermediaries” of rule of law in the field of foreign funded development assistance.


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