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Embedded Courts: Judicial Decision-Making in China


ISBN13: 9781108430364
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99



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Embedded Courts is laden with tension. Chinese courts are organized as a singular and unified system yet grassroots courts in urban and rural regions differ greatly in the way they use the law and are as diverse as the populations they serve. Based on extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews, this book offers a penetrating discussion of the operation of Chinese courts. It explains how Chinese judges rule and how the law is not the only script they follow - political, administrative, social and economic factors all influence verdicts.

This landmark work will revise our understanding of the role of law in China - one that cannot be easily understood through the standard lens of judicial independence and separation of powers. Ng and He make clear the struggle facing frontline judges as they bridge the gap between a rule-based application of law and an instrumentalist view that prioritizes stability maintenance.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , China
Contents:
1. Chinese courts as embedded institutions
2. The daily rounds of frontline judges
3. Cohorts of judges
4. Administrative embeddedness - the vertical hierarchy of control
5. Political embeddedness - courts as a stability maintenance agency
6. Social embeddedness - ties from within and from without
7. Economic embeddedness - the political economy of court finances
8. Conclusion
9. Methodological appendix.