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Embedded courts: judicial decision-making in China

"Judicial decision-making in China is laden with tension. Chinese courts are organized as a singular and unified system yet grassroots courts in urban and rural regions differ greatly in the way they use the law and are as diverse as the populations they serve. Based on extensive fieldwork and...

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Main Author: Ng, Kwai Hang
Contributors: He, Xin (VerfasserIn)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge New York, NY Port Melbourne, VIC New Delhi Singapore Cambridge University Press 2017
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Summary:"Judicial decision-making in China is laden with tension. Chinese courts are organized as a singular and unified system yet grassroots courts in urban and rural regions differ greatly in the way they use the law and are as diverse as the populations they serve. Based on extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews, this book offers a penetrating discussion of the operation of Chinese courts. It explains how Chinese judges rule and how the law is not the only script they follow - political, administrative, social and economic factors all influence verdicts. This landmark work will revise our understanding of the role of law in China - one that cannot be easily understood through the standard lens of judicial independence and separation of powers. Ng and He make clear the struggle facing frontline judges as they bridge the gap between a rule-based application of law and an instrumentalist view that prioritizes stability maintenance"--
"Ever since the opening up of China's economy in the 1980s, both domestic and foreign attention to China's judiciary has increased in tandem with the country's growing international presence. This is so even though Westerners generally view its socialist legal development with skepticism. Major news outlets such as The New York Times and The Economist now commonly report the major trials of China, from the televised trial of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, to multi-billion dollar civil trials targeting transnational Fortune 500 giants like Apple and Qualcomm"--
Physical Description:ix, 251 Seiten
ISBN:9781108420495
9781108430364