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The Resource Power versus law in modern China : cities, courts, and the Communist Party, Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li

Power versus law in modern China : cities, courts, and the Communist Party, Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li

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Power versus law in modern China : cities, courts, and the Communist Party
Title
Power versus law in modern China
Title remainder
cities, courts, and the Communist Party
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Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li
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Power vs. law in modern China
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Language
eng
Summary
"Today 700 million Chinese citizens--more than fifty-four percent of the population--live in cities. The mass migration of rural populations to urban centers increased rapidly following economic reforms of the 1990s, and serious problems such as overcrowding, lack of health services, and substandard housing have arisen in these areas since. China's urban citizens have taken to the courts for redress and fought battles over failed urban renewal projects, denial of civil rights, corruption, and abuse of power. [This book examines] four important legal cases that took place from 1995 to 2013 in the major cities of Wuhan, Xuzhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In these cases, citizens protested demolition of property, as well as corruption among city officials, developers, and landlords; but were repeatedly denied protection or compensation from the courts. [The authors] explore how new interest groups comprised of entrepreneurs and Chinese graduates of Western universities have collaborated with the CCP-controlled local governments to create new power bases in cities. Drawing on newly available official sources, private collections, and interviews with Chinese administrators, judges, litigants, petitioners, and legal experts, this interdisciplinary analysis reveals the powerful and privileged will most likely continue to exploit the legal asymmetry that exists between the courts and citizens."--
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1968-
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Fang, Qiang
Dewey number
342.5108/8
Index
index present
LC call number
KNQ2760
LC item number
.F38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1954-
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Li, Xiaobing
Series statement
Asia in the new millennium
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  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Abuse of administrative power
  • Abuse of rights
  • Political corruption
  • Courts
  • Civil rights
  • Rule of law
  • Law enforcement
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Power versus law in modern China : cities, courts, and the Communist Party, Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : power vs. law in Chinese history -- Urban war at the Yangzi River -- Waitan Garden : law, law enforcement, and lawyer -- Wuhan's showdown at the supreme court -- Xuzhou : a teacher vs. the powerful government -- Professor Wang's costly battle against local power -- Shanghai and Chongqing : the winner, loser, and prisoners -- Conclusion : the legal asymmetry
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ocn974470578
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780813173931
Lccn
2017036486
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974470578
Label
Power versus law in modern China : cities, courts, and the Communist Party, Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : power vs. law in Chinese history -- Urban war at the Yangzi River -- Waitan Garden : law, law enforcement, and lawyer -- Wuhan's showdown at the supreme court -- Xuzhou : a teacher vs. the powerful government -- Professor Wang's costly battle against local power -- Shanghai and Chongqing : the winner, loser, and prisoners -- Conclusion : the legal asymmetry
Control code
ocn974470578
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780813173931
Lccn
2017036486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974470578

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