Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, c2012.
lxxiii, 751 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction / Stanley B. Lubman
Legislating for a market economy in China / Donald C. Clarke
Commentary on "Legislating for a market economy in China" / Xianchu Zhang
Experience of law in the PRC / Jianfu Chen
Development of the Chinese legal system since 1979 and its current crisis and transformation / Cai Dingjian
Assessing China's legal reforms / Benjamin L. Liebman
China's reform era legal odyssey / Jerome A. Cohen
From the rule of man to the rule of law / Wand Chenguang
Constitutionalism with Chinese characteristics? : constitutional development and civil litigation in China / Thomas E. Kellogg
Sources of law and law-making / Jianfu Chen
The administrative law regime : reining in an unruly bureaucracy / Randall Peerenboom
Administrative law as a mechanism for control in contemporary China / He Xin
Update on China's open government information regulations : surprising public demand yielding some positive results / Jamie P. Horsley
Suing the local state : administrative litigation in rural China / Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
China's courts : restricted reform / Benjamin L. Liebman
The Party and the courts / Zhu Sali
The politicisation of China's law-enforcement and judicial apparatus / Willy Lam
Street as courtroom : state accommodation of labor protest in South China / Yang Su and Xin He
Calling for judicial reform / Qin Xudong
Principals and secret agents : central versus local control over policing and obstacles to "rule of law" in China / Murray Scot Tanner and Eric Green
The police and the rule of law : commentary on "Principals and secret agents" / He Weifang
China / Ira Belkin
Retrospection and perspective : Chinese criminal law procedure / Weidong Chen
A note on administrative punishment in China / Mike McConville
China's lawyers and their training : enduring influences and disconnects / Alison W. Conner
Weiquan (rights protection) lawyering in an authoritarian state : building a culture of public-interest lawyering / Hualing Fu and Richard Cullen
The dislocation of the Chinese human rights movement / Eva Pils
Reforming the people's mediation system in urban China / Aaron Halegua
"Use the law as your weapon!" : Institutional change and legal mobilization in China / Mary E. Gallagher
Xinfang : an alternative to formal Chinese legal institutions / Carl F. Minzner.
"This timely collection presents articles written by Chinese and Western authors on law reform in the People's Republic of China from its beginning in 1978 until the present day. The first part presents differing perspectives on the history of law reform. Separate sections are devoted to core institutions: the Constitution, the legislature, administrative law, courts, criminal process, the legal profession, extra-judicial dispute resolution and citizens petitions. Alongside an original introduction the book will be of interest to readers with specialized interests in Chinese law but also to anyone interested in China's governance."--Back cover.