Law, Class, and Imperialism

32 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2008

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Yves M. Dezalay

University of Angers - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Bryant Garth

University of California, Irvine School of Law; American Bar Foundation

Date Written: February 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: rule-of-law, Asia, law and development

Suggested Citation

Dezalay, Yves M. and Garth, Bryant, Law, Class, and Imperialism (February 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1092161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1092161

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