Law, Class, and Imperialism
Yves M. Dezalay
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Southwestern Law School; American Bar Foundation; University of California, Irvine School of Law
This paper draws on research conducted in Asia that will be the basis for a forthcoming book entitled Revamping Legal Virtue: Legal Strategies, True Believers, and Profiteers in the Market for Global Hegemony. This paper explores the connections between legal idealism, imperial processes, and the reproduction of hierarchy. The examples come from imperial and hegemonic processes of the U.S. and from legal transformations in the Philippines, Indonesia, and India.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: rule-of-law, Asia, law and developmentworking papers series
Date posted: February 12, 2008
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