Criminal defense in China: the politics of lawyers at work

"Illiberal political societies come with varieties of labels - absolute monarchies, military dictatorships, authoritarian or totalitarian politics, Big Man regimes, or dual states. Yet they share key features in common - little or no restraint on arbitrary executive power, most especially as it...

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Main Author: Liu, Sida (Author)
Other Authors: Halliday, Terence C. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2016
Edition:First published
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:"Illiberal political societies come with varieties of labels - absolute monarchies, military dictatorships, authoritarian or totalitarian politics, Big Man regimes, or dual states. Yet they share key features in common - little or no restraint on arbitrary executive power, most especially as it is exercised through military, police and security apparatuses; law that is distorted and circumscribed and ultimately ineffectual in its protections of individuals and organizations offensive to the ruling power; little space for voices to speak freely about their rulers, their qualities of life, or their circumstances in times and places and organizations of their own choosing; severely constricted notions of rights-bearing citizens beyond those granted or withdrawn by the rulers themselves; and precariousness of property ownership, among others"--
The politics of criminal defense lawyers -- Recursivity in criminal procedure reforms -- Difficulties and danger in lawyers' workkplaces -- Survival strategies and political values -- The courage of notable activists -- The trial of Li Zhuang -- Lawyer activism throught online networking -- Between reform and repression
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Physical Description:xix, 200 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 24 cm
ISBN:9781316614846
9781107162419