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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...
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.
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.
Report of the 2007 Annual Lecture in Law and Society, delivered by Cass Sunstein.
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.
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 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:...
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has gone through a period of staggering economic growth, unprecedented in world history, averaging nine per cent over the past two decades...
Courts in China today often act like legislative bodies, making law by issuing interpretations of laws that are binding on the courts.
It is still early days to appreciate fully the effects of China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) accession in 2001.
An investigation into the impact of regulatory reform on business in China.
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...