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Ideological conflict and the rule of law in contemporary China : useful paradoxes / Samuli Seppänen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Author:
Seppänen, Samuli [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xv, 215 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"This book studies ideological divisions within Chinese legal academia and their relationship to arguments about the rule of law. The book describes argumentative strategies used by Chinese legal scholars to legitimize and subvert China's state-sanctioned ideology. It also examines Chinese efforts to invent new, alternative rule of law conceptions. In addition to this descriptive project, the book advances a more general argument about the rule of law phenomenon, insisting that many arguments about the rule of law are better understood in terms of their intended and actual effects rather than as analytic propositions or descriptive statements. To illustrate this argument, the book demonstrates that various paradoxical, contradictory and otherwise implausible arguments about the rule of law play an important role in Chinese debates about the rule of law. Paradoxical statements about the rule of law, in particular, can be useful for an ideological project"--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-208) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- Setting the stage -- Ideological cynicism meets theoretical skepticism -- Useful paradoxes : the conservative socialist ideological position -- Thick mainstream, thin liberalism and vice versa -- Avant-garde renewal and nostalgia -- Conclusions.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781316506189 (paperback)
  • 1316506185 (paperback)
  • 9781107142909 (hardback)
  • 1107142903 (hardback)
LCCN:
2016008956
OCLC:
945390475
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