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Globalisation and the Challenge of Asian Legal Transplants in Europe

Shah, Prakash

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Abstract

This article reviews the main patterns of Asian migration to Europe and the ways in which Europe today has become multicultured with Afro-Asian legal diversities. It discusses the limited role which Asian states have played in these processes of emigration and settlement. It further examines the status of the laws transplanted by Asian migrants and their descendants in Europe and the ways in which Asian diasporas in Europe are engaging in new hybrid patterns of socio-legal navigation and reconstruction. The article is critical of European legal orders as not having reacted adequately to these patterns of Asian legal reconstruction but also urges Asian legal scholars to investigate this underexplored field in more detail.

Document type: Article
Date: 2005
Date Deposited: 23 February 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Law
Controlled Subjects: Europa, Einwanderung, Zuwanderungsrecht, Rechtsprechung, Asiatischer Einwanderer
Uncontrolled Keywords: Einwanderungsgesetz , Migration , Immigration, Europe , Immigration Law , Migration , Asian Immigrants
Subject (classification): Law
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: CASAS Online Papers: Ethnic Plurality and Law
Volume: 3

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