Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-351) and index.
History and context
Nature and critique of reforms
Theories of reform
Evaluating judicial reform
ADB's judicial reform experience in Asia : 1990-2007
AusAID's program in Papua New Guinea, 2003-2007
Voices of the Asia Pacific experience
The way forward.
Despite the disappointing results of fifty years of judicial reform, evidence from Asia suggests that a shift in justice reform efforts could result in important progress being made. Livingston Armytage argues that reform should focus on promoting fairness and equity, as opposed to economic growth and good governance. Justice is constitutive to human wellbeing and cannot be trumped by economics. Finding a balance between utility and aggregate wellbeing on the one hand and equity and individual wellbeing on the other is at the crux of this important book. (source: Nielsen Book Data)