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Halfway to Freedom of Information: The Legislative and Judicial Protection of the Right of Access to Information in China

Halfway to Freedom of Information: The Legislative and Judicial Protection of the Right of Access to Information in China (Hardback)

By Chen, Yongxi

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A right of access to information (ATI) was introduced to China in 2007, creating uncertain hopes that freedom of information may flourish in this party-state with ingrained traditions of secrecy. This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the law and enforcement relating ...to Chinese citizensa (TM) ATI right. It reviews the labyrinth of Chinese laws that bear on government information disclosure, and examines the judicial treatment of the ATI right based on a survey of over 400 representative lawsuits. It especially investigates the extent to which the ATI right has been protected - by laws in book and laws in action - to enable the citizenry to monitor and check the government. A wide range of materials, including statutory and other normative documents, court decisions, news reports and statistics, is meticulously collected and examined. An assessment methodology, which combines empirical study, legal realist observation and doctrinal analysis, is designed to accommodate the characteristics of Chinaa (TM)s judicial system. This book not only contributes rich sources and fresh approaches to the research on freedom of information, but also sheds new light on the role of Chinese courts in affecting the outcomes of political reforms that respond to mounting social demands for government accountability.
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ISBN 9781472462657
Released NZ 15 Dec 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives
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ISBN-13 9781472462657
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 15 Dec 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Chen, Yongxi
Series The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives
Category Library & Information Sciences
Freedom Of Information & Freedom Of Speech
Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law
Citizenship & Nationality Law
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 342.510662
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education

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