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About Andrew James Harding

Since 2004 I have been Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and since 2009 also Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. My previous appointments were at SOAS, University of London, and the National University of Singapore. I have visiting appointments at NUS, the University of Washington, and Melbourne Law School.
My main interest is in law in SE Asia, but I also have interests in comparative public law, environmental law, and comparative law theory.
My main projects at present are --
* A book for the Hart Publishing Series on Constitutional Systems of the World - 'The Constitutions of Thailand: a Contextual Analysis', which I am co-authoring with Peter Leyland. This is in press.
* Co-editing (also with Peter Leyland) the same book series: see
We have 8 books published, and the series will be launched at IACL Mexico City on 7 December 2010.
* A co-authored book chapter (with Amanda Whiting) entitled '"Custodian of civil liberties and justice in Malaysia": the Malaysian Bar and the moderate state', which will appear as Chapter 6 of TC Halliday, L Karpik and M Feeley (ed), Fortunes and Misfortunes of Political Liberalism: the Legal Complex on the British Post-Colony, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, 2011
* Organising an Asian Law Summer Program at the University of Victoria June-August 2011; and, with Amanda Whiting, a conference entitled 'Law and Society in Malaysia: Islam, Pluralism and Development', to be held in Victoria 14-17 July 2011
For my faculty biodata see
See also my CAPI webpage at
And my Facebook page at!/profile.php?id=100000152311256


Present Professor of Asia-Pacific Law, University of Victoria
Present Visiting Professor, University of Victoria

Research Interests

Law in SE Asia, Comparative Public Law, Law and development, and Environmental law

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Books (7)

Contributions to Books (5)