This book examines the learning curve of the People's Supreme Court of China as an expanding Chinese national institution that has played a key role in the struggle for the rule of law in China. Within the unity of state administration and the requirements of the constitution, the court has negotiated the changing tension between politics and law through improvising new formats of interpretation and supervision in response to the changing priorities of revolution and market reform.
Table of Contents
1. The Supreme People’s Court in China’s Struggle for the Rule of Law 2. The Pragmatic Formatting of 'Justice and Efficiency' 3. The Supreme People’s Court and the Local Courts 4. The Supreme People’s Court and Recent Death Penalty Reforms 5. The Supreme People’s Court, Judicial Review and Transparency 6. The Supreme People’s Court: Between power and principle.
Ronald C. Keith is Professor in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Australia
Lin Zhiqiu is in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Shumei Hou is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia. She is also Associate Professor and Head of Administrative Law at Zhengzhou University of Politics and Law, a key institution for the training of judges, lawyers and procuratorate officials; a "public intellectual" who has championed the development of administrative law and procedure inside China; and a practicising lawyer with rare Supreme Court experience.