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作者 Stern, Rachel E
書名 Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence / Rachel E. Stern
出版項 New York ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
國際標準書號 9781107020023 (hbk.)
1107020026 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  KNQ3127 .S74 2013    到期 05-18-20    30610020410965
 民族所圖書館  KNQ3127 .S74 2013    在架上    30520020804986
說明 viii, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
系列 Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society
附註 "This is a book about the improbable: seeking legal relief for pollution in contemporary China. In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, Environmental Litigation in China unravels how everyday justice works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases, and how international influence matters. It is a readable account of how the leadership's mixed signals and political ambivalence play out on the ground - propelling some, such as the village doctor who fought a chemical plant for more than a decade, even as others back away from risk. Yet this remarkable book shows that even in a country where expectations would be that law wouldn't much matter, environmental litigation provides a sliver of space for legal professionals to explore new roles and, in so doing, probe the boundary of what is politically possible"-- Provided by publisher
"This is a book about the improbable: seeking legal relief for environmental pollution in contemporary China. It is a story involving judges, lawyers, and international groups as well as the individuals who file civil environmental lawsuits, people such as the village doctor who spent well over a decade suing a local chemical plant. The book offers a close-to-the-ground account of everyday justice and the factors that shape it. In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, Environmental Litigation in China unravels how litigation works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases and how international influence matters. Conceptually, the book illustrates how litigation can contribute to social change in China and, by implication, other authoritarian states. Even in a country where expectations would be that law wouldn't much matter, environmental litigation can provide a limited opportunity for legal professionals to explore new roles and, in so doing, probe the boundary of what is politically possible"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-286) and index
1. Post-Mao: economic growth, environmental protection, and the law -- 2. From dispute to decision -- 3. Frontiers of environmental law -- 4. Political ambivalence: the state -- 5. On the frontlines: the judges -- 6. Heroes or troublemakers? The lawyers -- 7. Soft support: the international NGOs -- 8. Thinking about outcomes
主題 Environmental law -- China
Environmental law -- Political aspects -- China
Pollution -- Law and legislation -- China
Liability for environmental damages -- China
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