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The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China
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The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China: Institutions, Processes, and Democratic Prospects

Murray Scot Tanner


As the world's largest country struggles with itself to build ‘rule by law’, how is this process reshaping Communist Party rule? The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China examines how China's political and legal structure is quietly but dramatically changing from within, rather than being overthrown from below as in Eastern Europe. Examining the changing relationship between the National People's Congress and the Communist Party hierarchy, this book casts light on China's fight to move toward law and democratization.

Keywords: China, rule by law, Communist Party, political structure, legal structure, Eastern Europe, democratization, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293392
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Scot Tanner, author
Western Michigan University