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Legal Reform in Korea

ISBN13: 9780415649698
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

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Law in Korea has historically been viewed as merely a tool of authoritarian rule, but since the transition to democracy in 1987 it has served a more important and visible role as a force for social change. With contributions from leading US and Korean scholars, Legal Reform in Korea explores this response to domestic and international pressures, applying a socio-legal perspective to both legal practices and the legal institutions themselves, which have become a major political issue throughout the developing world. An invaluable resource for students of Asian law and Korean studies.

Other Jurisdictions , Asia
Notes on Usage
About the Contributors
List of Figures
1. Introduction
2. The Korean Constitutional Court, Judicial Activism and Social Change
3. The Paralysis of Legal Education in Korea
4. The Prosecution of Corruption in South Korea: Achievements, Problems and Prospects
5. Korean Criminal Law and Democratization
6. The Emergence of Formalized Intermediate Norms in Korea: The Case of Sexual Harassment
7. A Look at Chaebol Codes of Conduct
8. Epistemological Conflicts and Institutional Impediments: The Rocky Road to Corporate Bankruptcy Reforms in Korea
9. Korean Labour Law Reform: Evaluation and Future Prospects
10. Controlling Foreign Migrant Workers in Korea
11. The Unfulfilled Promise of Korean Telecommunications Reform
12. Negotiating Values and Law: Environmental Dispute Resolution in Korea