Building the Rule of Law in China: Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community

1st Edition

Weidong Ji

Routledge
Published December 12, 2017
Reference - 202 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138089099 - CAT# Y334307
Series: China Perspectives

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Summary

After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented toward a more efficient, serving government and the rule of law have been actively carried out.

As the earliest work on constructive jurisprudence of new proceduralism in China, this book elucidates some of the most critical problems in the process of constructing a legal order and realizing institutional innovation in China: democracy, fair and reasonable procedure, interpretation techniques, cognitive ability of legislation, position and function of the jurist group, and professional ethics, etc. Besides, it expounds five pairs of contradictions in the modernization process of Chinese legal system, namely, substantial and procedural justice, moral and legal debates, formal and reflective rationality, the major responsibility on bureaucrats and lawyers, and the motivation of public welfare and profit, and explores appropriate approaches to combine the different factors.

Scholars and students in Chinese legal and social transformation studies will be attracted by this book. Furthermore, it will help different civilizations conduct rational dialogues on justice and order.

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