The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China: Institutions, Processes, and Democratic Prospects

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As the world's largest country struggles with itself to build "rule by law," how is this process reshaping Communist Party rule? This book examines how China's political and legal structure is quietly but dramatically changing from within, rather than being overthrown from below as in Eastern Europe. Examining the changing relationship between the National People's Congress and the Communist party hierarchy, this book casts light on China's fight to move toward law and ...
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Overview


As the world's largest country struggles with itself to build "rule by law," how is this process reshaping Communist Party rule? This book examines how China's political and legal structure is quietly but dramatically changing from within, rather than being overthrown from below as in Eastern Europe. Examining the changing relationship between the National People's Congress and the Communist party hierarchy, this book casts light on China's fight to move toward law and democratization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198293392
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Studies on Contemporary China Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Lexile: 1740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Western Michigan University
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Table of Contents

Part 1. Theoretical Considerations
1. Introduction: The New Importance of Lawmaking Politics in China
2. Bureaucracies, 'Organized Anarchies', and Inadvertent Transitions: Towards New Models of Chinese Lawmaking
Part 2. Lawmaking Institutions
3. The Emergence of China's Post-Mao Lawmaking System
4. The Erosion of Party Control Over Lawmaking
5. The Rise of the National People's Congress System
6. The State Council's Lawmaking System
Part 3. Case Studies in Lawmaking
7. The Case of the Enterprise Bankruptcy Law
8. The Case of the State-owned Industrial Enterprises Law
Part 4. Conclusions
9. Stages and Processes in Chinese Lawmaking
10. Lawmaking Reforms and China's Democratic Prospects

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