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A Short History and Thematic Overview

Victor V. Ramraj and Matthew Little

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter provides a short history and epidemiological overview of the Covid-19 pandemic, from its origin in Wuhan, China, to its spread across Asia and around the world. It identifies the five ... More


Pandemics and Emergency Powers in Asia

Victor V. Ramraj and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
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9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter looks at emergency powers under Covid-19 in Asia. The ancient Roman model of dictatorship suggests that any legal framework for responding to an emergency has two components: dealing ... More


International Health Regulations and Compliance in Asia

Susan Breau and Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
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9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter reviews the Covid-19 pandemic through the lens of the international law regime of the International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2005. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) can ... More


Taiwan: Democracy, Technology, and Civil Society

Wen-Chen Chang and Chun-Yuan Lin

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes Taiwan’s legal and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Given Taiwan’s geographical proximity and close economic ties with China, the initial epicentre of coronavirus, it ... More


Vietnam: Marshalling State and Non-State Actors

Cuong Nguyen and Thanh Phan

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Vietnam’s campaign against Covid-19. When the coronavirus outbreak emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the government of Vietnam considered it a highly contagious disease and ... More


Religion amid the Pandemic: A Buddhist Case Study

Benjamin Schonthal and Tilak Jayatilake

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter highlights the strategies that religious groups are using to cope with a crisis that has simultaneously damaged the financial, spiritual, and organizational capacities of religion while ... More


Bhutan: The Role of the Constitutional Monarch in a Public Health Crisis

Sonam Tshering and Nima Dorji

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter reflects on Bhutan’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The people’s trust and confidence in the leadership of His Majesty the King, their government, strong Buddhist values to help each ... More


Cambodia: Public Health, Economic, and Political Dimensions

Ratana Ly, Vandanet Hing, and Kimsan Soy

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the emergence of Covid-19 in Cambodia, the legal and regulatory responses, and the social dimensions of Cambodia’s Covid-19 response. By working with development partners to ... More


Malaysia: Improvised Pandemic Policies and Democratic Regression

Azmil Tayeb and Por Heong Hong

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter begins with an overview of the emergence of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, in particular, the clusters that spike up the infection rate. It then considers the regulations, laws, and ... More


Myanmar: Pandemic in a Time of Transition

Kai Ostwald and Tun Myint

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines how Myanmar faced distinct disadvantages in its ability to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic relative to regional neighbours. This is due to its continued grappling with ... More


China: Community Policing, High-Tech Surveillance, and Authoritarian Durability

Feng Xu and Qian Liu

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses China’s emergency responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. China’s emergency responses reflected a mixture of mass mobilization of political, economic, and social resources, as in ... More


Spread of Information versus Spread of Virus: China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Guoguang Wu

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter investigates how three Chinese societies—namely, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong—in their different performances during the first months of the Covid-19 crisis, have revealed how the free ... More


Indonesia’s Response to the Pandemic: Too Little, Too Late?

Nadirsyah Hosen and Nurussyariah Hammado

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes the Jokowi government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and explains why it has not been capable of responding quickly to Covid-19. There were four main barriers: first, the ... More


Governments and Business

Tan Cheng-Han and Jiangyu Wang

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter evaluates the deleterious effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on business enterprises in Asia. In these extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances, it was not surprising that governments ... More


Southeast Asian Workers in a Just-in-Time Pandemic

Helen Lansdowne and James Lawson

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
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9780197553831
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9780197553862
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter looks at the modern just-in-time (JIT) economy, a novel economic context for producing goods—and facilitating pandemics. It examines points where the global economy, Covid-19, and ... More


India: Federalism, Majoritarian Nationalism, and the Vulnerable and Marginalized

Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay and Namitha George

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
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9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter traces the history of Covid-19 in India and the government’s response. India has a long and tarnished history of reaching for emergency powers, which stretches back to the colonial ... More


South Korea: Democracy, Innovation, and Surveillance

Sunghee Chung and Sujin Lee

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

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2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter explores South Korea’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on its innovative approach and regulatory background in implementing the so-called “test-track-treat strategy.” Years ... More


Can Technology and Privacy Co-Exist in a Pandemic?

Ze Shi Li, Visakha Phusamruat, Tony Clear, and Daniela Damian

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter assesses whether the short-term benefits of using digital technology to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic justify the detrimental long-term consequences for privacy. It addresses this ... More


Nationalism, Consolidation, and Rationalization in the Aviation Industry

Jae Woon Lee and Michelle Dy

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
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January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter details how governments, especially in Asia, have supported the airline industry during the Covid-19 crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on the global economy, and ... More


Asian Trade and Supply Chain Linkages

Dan Ciuriak and Philip Calvert

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter begins with an overview of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on economies of Asia generally, before turning to its impact on supply chains specifically, using the medical equipment ... More


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