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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.
Competition policy and law, appropriately implemented and enforced, are essential to the optimal functioning of a market-orientated economy.
Different approaches are needed to address three different types of competition problems.
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.
Report and critical analysis of the inaugural workshop in our 'Courts and the Making of Public Policy' programme
There are significant lessons to be learned about relations between the Court and Congress from this analysis of the past dozen years.
The principle of independence of the judiciary, while fundamental to a society based on the rule of law, is sometimes used to preclude the evaluation of courts.
Quite where the boundaries of justifiable judicial social policymaking lie will depend on one’s own understanding of the nature and value of democracy.
What role could judicial review play in situations of dishonest corporatism?
This investigative comparison of the post-communist transitions of Russia and China attempts to assess why China’s growth has outstripped that of Russia, and whether Russia’s...
The rise of populism in Eastern Europe has had a significant effect on the rule of law, and the reaction of the judiciary to the changing political environment has been...
Conflict between the judges and government is built into the very concept of the judicial protection of human rights.
The 1960s was a decade of racial progress in the US, but also of anger that not more was achieved.
A brief foray into comparative and transnational law finds the debate about abortion in courts, legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies around the world.
This brief presents an alternative view to Minxin Pei, arguing that while China faces daunting challenges, it has also undertaken significant institutional reforms.
This brief advances two main theses. Firstly, that the perception that China’s legal system deteriorated between 1998 and 2004 is incorrect.
As Minxin Pei has pointed out, senior Chinese leaders remain determined to maintain control over China’s massive banking sector, using it to accomplish a host of policy and...