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The Power of the Supreme People's Court: Reconceptualizing Judicial Power in Contemporary China

The Power of the Supreme People's Court: Reconceptualizing Judicial Power in Contemporary China (Hardback)

By Qi, Ding

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This book explores the recent development of the Supreme People's Court of China, the world's largest highest court. Recognizing that its approach to exercising power in an authoritarian context has presented a challenge to the understanding of judicial power in both democratic a...nd non-democratic legal settings, it captures the essence of the Court through its institutional design as well as functional practice. It argues that regardless of the deep-seated political and institutional constraints, the Court has demonstrated a highly pragmatic interest in fulfilling its primary functions and prudently expanding judicial power in the context of reform-era China. This notwithstanding, it also discusses how the Court's incompetence and reluctance to challenge the bureaucratism and politicization suggests that the call for an impartial and authoritative judicial power will continue to be jeopardized while the Court operates in the shadow of Party authority and lacks meaningful checks and balances. Drawing on the experience of the Court, this book reflects on some deep-rooted misunderstandings of legal development in China, providing a source of inspiration for reconceptualizing the internal logic of a distinct category of judicial power.
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ISBN 9780367189501
Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives
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ISBN-13 9780367189501
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Qi, Ding
Series The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives
Category Politics & Government
Comparative Law
International Human Rights Law
Courts & Procedure
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Social Law
Number of Pages 164
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 347.51035
Weight 485g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Judicial power - China
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education

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