Law and Society in the People's Republic of China

ENGAGING THE LAW IN CHINA: STATE, SOCIETY, AND POSSIBILITIES FOR JUSTICE, Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman, Kevin J. O'Brien, eds., pp. 3-27, Stanford University Press, 2005

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Neil J Diamant

Dickinson College

Stanley Lubman

School of Law (Boalt Hall) University of California, Berkeley

Kevin J. O'Brien

University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This introduction to "Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice" (2005) addresses critical issues arising from the emergence of legal institutions in contemporary China. It underscores several perspectives that are useful for understanding how law and society interact, and shows how they might inform future research. In particular, it highlights how concepts such as legal mobilization, the disputing pyramid, disputing trajectories, and legal culture, can be brought to bear on the study of Chinese law. In so doing, it seeks to help span the gap between Chinese legal studies as practiced by historians and scholars at law schools and their counterparts in the social sciences and the law-and-society community.

Keywords: China, law, legal mobilization, legal culture, law and society, disputing pyramid

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Diamant, Neil J and Lubman, Stanley and O'Brien, Kevin J., Law and Society in the People's Republic of China (2005). ENGAGING THE LAW IN CHINA: STATE, SOCIETY, AND POSSIBILITIES FOR JUSTICE, Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman, Kevin J. O'Brien, eds., pp. 3-27, Stanford University Press, 2005 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1115561

Neil J Diamant

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Stanley Lubman

School of Law (Boalt Hall) University of California, Berkeley ( email )

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Kevin J. O'Brien (Contact Author)

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Berkeley, CA 94720
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