Terry Halliday et al.'s Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony Released by Cambridge University Press
April 13, 2012, Faculty in the news
Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony, edited by ABF Research Professor Terry Halliday, Lucien Karpik, and Malcolm M. Feeley, was recently released in April 2012 by Cambridge University Press.
This book assembles exciting original essays on former colonies of the British Empire in South Asia, Africa, and South East Asia that gained independence after World War II. The inter-disciplinary country specialists reveal how inherent contradictions within British colonial rule were resolved after independence in contrasting liberal-legal, despotic, and volatile political orders. Through studies of the longue durée and particular events, this book presents a theory of political liberalism in the post-colony and develops rich hypotheses on the conditions under which the legal complex, civil society, and the state shape alternative post-colonial trajectories around political freedom. This provocative volume presents new perspectives for scholars and students of post-colonialism, political development, and the politics of the legal complex, as well as for policy makers and publics who struggle to construct and defend basic legal freedoms.
Terence C. Halliday is a research professor at the American Bar Foundation and the co-director of the Center on Law and Globalization, American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois College of Law. With Lucien Karpik and Malcolm M. Feeley, he has edited two books and many articles on political liberalism and the legal complex. His book, Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis, won 2010 distinguished book prizes from the American Sociological Association Sections on Globalization and Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Law, and Economic Sociology.
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