The history of law and diplomacy between Britain, China and Tibet. In particular, it examined the evolution of legal mechanisms governing religious and minority rights in China and placed these mechanisms within the context of the transition from colonialism to post-colonialism in international law.
Project summary relevant to Fellowship:
Law and social development from a comparative perspective. In this area I am engaged in a collaborative project, as co-editor and contributor, with my IALS colleague Prof. Michael Palmer. The project, likely to be published as part of Edward Elgar’s law research handbook series, brings together a collection of essays, of both theoretical and practical significance, on key dimensions of law and governance such as—but not limited to—the rule of law, transparency, responsiveness, consensus orientation, equity, effectiveness and efficiency and accountability.