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Strata Title in Singapore and Malaysia 5th Edition
The only authoritative book focusing exclusively on Strata Titles in Singapore and Malaysia. This book is updated with the latest legislative and judicial developments in this area of law. In this edition, the new Malaysian Strata Management Act 2013 is discussed together with the amendments made to the Strata Titles Act 1985. The latest changes to the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (Cap 30C) are also discussed. To complete the learning experience, the author also addresses the requirement of approval for the acquisition of properties from the Economic Planning Unit in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department as provided in the Guideline on the Acquisition of Properties 2014.
Major case-law developments discussed are in the following areas, among others:
• the law on meetings under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (Cap 30C);
• validity of by-laws;
• meaning of common property and structural defects;
• constitutionality of collective sale regime;
• duty of good faith in a collective sale;
• nature of a charge registered against a subsidiary proprietor’s lot; and
• restriction on the powers of the council of a management corporation.
• Contains substantial update to the law in Malaysia as well as case law update for Singapore since the 2012 edition
• Includes amendments made to the Malaysian Strata Titles Act and the new Strata Management Act
• More than 30 new cases have been identified to reflect current positions based on judicial decisions made
• Discusses significant decisions of the Singapore Strata Titles Boards
The authors cover topics such as: understanding global governance, the challenges of governance, the theoretical foundations of global governance and the need for global governance.
Calls by political leaders, social activists, and international policy and aid actors for accountability reforms to improve governance have never been more widespread. For some analysts, the unprecedented scale of these pressures reflects the functional imperatives and power of liberal and democratic institutions accompanying greater global economic integration. This book offers a different perspective, investigating the crucial role of contrasting ideologies informing accountability movements and mediating reform directions in Southeast Asia. It argues that the most influential ideologies are not those promoting the political authority of democratic sovereign people or of liberalism’s freely contracting individuals. Instead, in both post-authoritarian and authoritarian regimes, it is ideologies advancing the political authority of moral guardians interpreting or ordaining correct modes of behaviour for public officials. Elites exploit such ideologies to deflect and contain pressures for democratic and liberal reforms to governance institutions.
The book’s case studies include human rights, political decentralization, anticorruption, and social accountability reform movements in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. These studies highlight how effective propagation of moral ideologies is boosted by the presence of powerful organizations, notably religious bodies, political parties, and broadcast media. Meanwhile, civil society organizations of comparable clout advancing liberalism or democracy are lacking. The theoretical framework of the book has wide applicability. In other regions, with contrasting histories and political economies, the nature and extent of organizations and social actors shaping accountability politics will differ, but the importance of these factors to which ideologies prevail to shape reform directions will not.
Oxford Studies in Democratization is a series for scholars and students of comparative politics and related disciplines. Volumes concentrate on the comparative study of the democratization process that accompanied the decline and termination of the cold war. The geographical focus of the series is primarily Latin America, the Caribbean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and relevant experiences in Africa and Asia. The series editor is Laurence Whitehead, Official Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
Law and economics has become a central course in U.S. legal education and for students majoring in topics like economics, political science, and philosophy. Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions that is accessible to any student who has taken principles of microeconomics. The book’s structure is flexible, beginning with an introductory overview of economic tools followed by paired chapters in five core areas of law: property, contracts, torts, legal process, and crime. Students leave the course understanding how microeconomic theory can be used to critically evaluate law and public policy.
Campaign Communication and Political Marketing is a comprehensive, internationalist study of the modern political campaign. It indexes and explains their integral components, strategies, and tactics.
- Offers comparative analyses of campaigns from country to country
- Covers topics such as advertising strategy, demography, the effect of campaign finance regulation on funding, and more
- Draws on a variety of international case studies including the campaigns of Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy
- Analyses the impact of digital media and 24/7 news cycle on campaign conduct