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Chinese Perspectives on the International Rule of Law: Law and Politics in the One-Party State


ISBN13: 9781788112383
Published: July 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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Building upon an understanding of the rule of law as an `essentially contested concept', this insightful book investigates the historical, political, and legal foundations of the Chinese perspectives on the rule of law at both a national and international level. In particular, chapters focus on China's impact on global trade and security governance. These case studies enable conclusions to be drawn regarding China's more general perspectives on the international rule of law as a concept.

Offering a thorough analysis of EU-China relationships, the book highlights the prospects and challenges for a meaningful dialogue on the rule of law and the international rule of law. In doing so, it illustrates the merits of the rule of law as a concept to engage in meaningful dialogues across a myriad of legal and political systems.

This book will hold particular appeal for students and scholars of Chinese Law, International Law, EU-China Relations, and legal theory. Policy makers will also find this a stimulating read as the work aims to build both academic and policy bridges between the Western and Chinese conceptions on the rule of law at both national and international levels.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , China
Contents:
Introduction
1. The Rule of Law: Origins, Prospects and Challenges
2. From the Rule of Law at the National Level to the Rule of Law at the International Level
3. The Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics: Zooming-Out of a Triangle?
4. China in the World Trade Organization: Which Implications for the International Rule of Law?
5. China in the UN Security Council: What are the Implications for the International Rule of law?
6. Chinese Perspectives on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index