China's Long March toward Rule of Law

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Overview

China has enjoyed considerable economic growth recently, in spite of a problematic legal system. Randall Peerenboom asserts that China is in transition from rule by law to a version of rule of law, although not a "liberal democratic" version. In addition to scholars and students, this book is of interest to business professionals, policy advisors, and governmental and non-governmental agencies.

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"Peerenboom gives the rule of law in China a truly comprehensive, magisterial coverage in this book...it will occupy a central place in the literature on legal development in China for years to come." American Journal of Sociology

"Randall Peerenboom's China's Long March towards Rule of Law is an exhaustive compendium on the legal and political system of the People's Republic of China. [It is] a great ride. It could serve as one of the texts in courses on PRC law in both law schools and other venues."
China Review International

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521816496
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 692
  • Lexile: 1650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The evolution of rule of law in China: the role of law in historical context; 3. Post-Mao reforms: competing conceptions of rule of law; 4. Rule of law and its critics; 5. Retreat of the Party and the state; 6. The legislative system: battling chaos; 7. The judiciary: in search of independence, authority and competence; 8. The legal profession: the quest for independence and professionalism; 9. The administrative law regime: reining in an unruly bureaucracy; 10. Rule of law and economic development; 11. Rule of law, democracy and human rights; 12. Conclusion: the future of legal reform; References; Index.

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