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A guaranteed income (GI) that replaces the welfare state is not currently on the political agenda, but it offers the possibility for a grand compromise that could attract a...
This policy brief will discuss some normative and political aspects of the feasibility of a welfare reform based upon the idea of a basic income.
There exists a widespread conviction that pension protection, along with many other social benefits, is slowly being eroded as responsibility for insurance and the associated...
In the new society, the individual and the family are subject to substantial increases in uncertainty in the economic environment.
Many social security institutions are in the process of reforming their disability benefit programmes in an effort to reduce historically high numbers of beneficiaries on the...
Constitutional disputes are unique among social disputes, given that the constitutionality or legality of laws (acts) and government actions is contested, and to solve them...
Economic growth and the transition to a market economy have strained the employment relationship, leading to rising disputes.
The enforcement of commercial judgments in China has long been regarded as notoriously difficult.
China has achieved considerable success in building the necessary institutions for a functional legalsystem.
The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is a leading international arbitration centre in mainland China and in the world.
The legal system, defined as lawyers, police, and the courts, is only a very small part of the larger justice system in China.
Analysis of the patterns, causes, and prognosis for dispute resolution.
Report of the 2007 Annual Lecture in Law and Society, delivered by Cass Sunstein.
The rate of increase of foreign direct investment (FDI) has slowed and its proportion of totalinvestment in China has declined.
A response to the reflections on Minxin Pei's book, China's Trapped Transition.
This policy brief attempts to challenge three popular views on China.
This policy brief argues that Minxin Pei’s China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy contains a number of useful insights into the political economy of...
An overview of a range of reflections by leading experts on Minxin Pei's thesis that China's transition has stalled.
China’s economic transition is not ‘trapped’. Instead, China has the capacity to move forward to a more sophisticated and equitable economy.
Far from being paralyzed,...
It is unwarranted or too early to conclude that China’s transition is ‘trapped’, legally and politically.
The standard frameworks used to evaluate constitutional systems are not well suited to exposing transitional capacity.
This report provides both a record and a critical assessment of the first workshop of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Programme on The Social Contract Revisited:...
This brief adopts a neo-institutional approach to derive some generalizations about how China’s policies are enforced, why enforcement remains such a problem, and what foreign...
The reform of the urban housing system, begun in the late 1980s, has resulted in a general improvement in accommodation for most of the urban population in China.
For the past 20 years, China has embarked on a multi-track programme of reforms to build a bankruptcy system.