Law and Justice in China's New Marketplace


Law and Justice in China's New Marketplace provides the first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of the jurisprudence and related law underlying the contemporary Chinese transition to the 'socialist market economy'. New 'pluralized jurisprudence' has moved beyond Marxist class analysis to consider a new balance of values relating to economic efficiency and social justice in the marketplace, and yet the interior debates and perspectives concerning these values are virtually unknown in the Western scholarly literature. By analysing the changing Chinese approach in law to the adjustment of social interests in the context of profound economic change, Law and Justice in China's New Marketplace provides a unique reference tool. It outlines the new vocabulary of market jurisprudence and law and examines new legal thinking on rights protection with reference to widely ranging and often hot internal debate over human rights, property law and procedural or judicial justice.
  • Palgrave Macmillan; January 2001
  • ISBN 9780230511156
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  • Title: Law and Justice in China's New Marketplace
  • Author: Ronald C. Keith
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

RONALD C. KEITH is Professor of Political Science and Head of Department at the University of Calgary. He is co-editor of Comparative Political Philosophy: Studies under the Upas Tree, and Regionalism and Multilateralism in the Politics of Global Trade, editor of Energy, Security and Economic Development in East Asia and author of The Diplomacy of Zhou Enlai and of China's Struggle for the Rule of Law.

ZHIQIU LIN is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Canada. He has co-authored several articles related to Chinese criminal law and criminal procedure law.