HARDING, Andrew James


Ph.D. (Monash), M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (NUS) Solicitor (England & Wales)

  • Director, Centre for Asian Legal Studies
  • Joint Editors-in-Chief, The Asian Journal of Comparative Law
Email Address:
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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

South East Asian Legal Studies
Comparative Constitutional Law
Comparative Law
Law and Development
Environmental Law
Malaysian Law

Subjects Taught

Law, Governance and Development in Asia
Comparative Legal Traditions
Public Law

Brief Biodata

Professor Andrew Harding is a leading scholar in the fields of Asian legal studies and comparative constitutional law. He commenced his academic career at NUS before moving to SOAS, University of London, where he became Head of the Law School and Director of the Centre for South East Asian Studies. He joined NUS, as Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies and Director of the Asian Law Institute, from the University of Victoria, BC Canada, where he was Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. Professor Harding has worked extensively on constitutional law in Malaysia and Thailand, and has made extensive contributions to scholarship in comparative law, and law and development, having published nine books as author or editor. He is co-founding-editor of Hart Publishing's book series 'Constitutional Systems of the World', a major resource for constitutional law in context, and has authored the books on Malaysia and Thailand in that series (2011, 2012).

Representative Publications

1. The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2012, forthcoming)

2. With P. Leyland, The Constitutional System of Thailand: A Contextual Analysis (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011)

3. With C. Carter (ed), Special Economic Zones in Asian Market Economies (Routledge, London, 2010)

4. With P. Leyland (ed), Constitutional Courts: A Comparative Study (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, London, 2010)

5. With P. Nicholson (ed) New Courts in Asia (London, Routledge, 2009)
6. With H.P. Lee (ed), Constitutional Landmarks in Malaysia: the First 50 Years, 1957-2007 (Kuala Lumpur, Malayan Law Journal/ LexisNexis, 2007)

Publication List