Rediscovering 'Law' in Myanmar: A Review of Scholarship on the Legal System of Myanmar

23(3) Pacific Rim Law and Policy Review 543-575, 2014

34 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2014  

Melissa Crouch

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

Myanmar’s legal system is an understudied area in the academic field of Asian Legal Studies. This article aims to provide a map of legal scholarship in Myanmar that can be built on in the future. It identifies the key issues and arguments that have driven research on law in Myanmar, and the central academics whose oeuvre of publications have sustained the field. It is organized around four broad themes: custom, religion, and the law; public law and governance; corporate law; and the politics of law. It suggests that in order to build the next generation of legal scholarship, future research on Myanmar law must be grounded in its social, political, and historical context.

Keywords: Myanmar, Burma, law, Asian legal studies

Suggested Citation

Crouch, Melissa, Rediscovering 'Law' in Myanmar: A Review of Scholarship on the Legal System of Myanmar (June 1, 2014). 23(3) Pacific Rim Law and Policy Review 543-575, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2444474

Melissa Amy Crouch (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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