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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 policy brief attempts to challenge three popular views on China.
An overview of a range of reflections by leading experts on Minxin Pei's thesis that China's transition has stalled.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.