An Empirical Study of the Development of Singapore Law
This article presents the preliminary findings and views of a comprehensive empirical study of Singapore law from 1965 to 2008. A significant component of this study involves a detailed empirical study into the development of Singapore law by reference to a number of objective indicia. From the empirical data collected, the study then briefly analyses the data gathered in a qualitative fashion. Here, the study draws conclusions as to how far we have come in the development of Singapore law in a wide range of important spheres, including civil, commercial, criminal, tort and constitutional law; how and why Singapore law has been shaped by foreign decisions; the trends and extrapolations that could be made in terms of the practice of judicial decision-making; and what some of the factors might be that account for these developments.
Asian Studies | Legislation
Law, Society and Governance
Singapore Academy of Law Journal
Singapore Academy of Law
GOH, Yihan and Tan, Paul.
An Empirical Study of the Development of Singapore Law. (2011). Singapore Academy of Law Journal. 23, (1), 176-226. Research Collection School Of Law.
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