Globalization and the Decline of Legal Consciousness: Torts, Ghosts, and Karma in Thailand

  title={Globalization and the Decline of Legal Consciousness: Torts, Ghosts, and Karma in Thailand},
  author={David M. Engel},
  journal={Law \&\#x0026; Social Inquiry},
  pages={469 - 514}
  • D. M. Engel
  • Published 25 October 2005
  • Law
  • Law & Social Inquiry
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