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The Resource Tigers without teeth : the pursuit of justice in contemporary China, Scott Wilson

Tigers without teeth : the pursuit of justice in contemporary China, Scott Wilson

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Tigers without teeth : the pursuit of justice in contemporary China
Title
Tigers without teeth
Title remainder
the pursuit of justice in contemporary China
Statement of responsibility
Scott Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
"This compelling book analyzes the rise of civil society and legal contentiousness in contemporary China. Scott Wilson examines how Chinese AIDS carriers and pollution victims, relying on weak laws and judicial institutions, pursue justice and protection of their rights in Chinese courts and civil society. In exploring the "politics of justice" in China, the author contends that civil society and legal rights advance when their organizers have support from pockets of the Chinese Communist Party, resources from international groups, and the backing of protesters. Even lawsuits that fail in the courts can raise societal consciousness of social issues and can lead to revised state policies to address the substantive claims of disadvantaged citizens. Underlying the politics of justice is the regime's attempt to balance commitments to legal development and its interest in regime stability. Wilson argues that the Chinese state has looked more favorably upon pollution victims' civil-society organizations and lawsuits than those of AIDS carriers. Going beyond the standard overviews of China's legal system, Tigers without Teeth is unique in its close comparison of legal activism on two sensitive and politically relevant social issues. It provides important insights into the development of civil society, as well as highlighting limitations to the pursuit of justice as the system balances between the development of rule of law and regime stability"--Back cover
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1964-
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Wilson, Scott
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
State and society in East Asia
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  • Civil rights
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Civil society
  • Civil rights
  • Civil society
  • Justice
  • China
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Tigers without teeth : the pursuit of justice in contemporary China, Scott Wilson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781442236165
Lccn
2014046132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625621
Label
Tigers without teeth : the pursuit of justice in contemporary China, Scott Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781442236165
Lccn
2014046132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625621

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