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Difang renda, liyi jituan yu fazhi de fazhan (Local people's congresses. interests groups and the development of rule of law)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Euroasian Studies.
2008 (Chinese)In: Zhongguo minzhu de zhidu jiegou (Systemand structure of China's democracy), Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe , 2008, 22-33 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

In this article I discuss how China’s local legislatures, the local people’s congresses, can facilitate the development of rule of law in China. Rule by law and rule of law are perceived here as being a difference in degree, where rule of law increases as more organized groups in society can use the law to pursue their interest. The difference between China’s legislatures and legislatures in liberal democracies can be found not so much in the power functions and voting behavior of the legislators, as in the extent to which legislators are collectively organized and represent organized interest. While legislative reform can improve governance and the efficiency of the legislative system, it is when the legislature is used an instrument for different interests in society that it becomes a strengthener of the rule of law.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe , 2008. 22-33 p.
, Fudan political science review, 6
Keyword [en]
China, local people's congress, rule of law, rule by law, democracy, interest groups
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108084ISBN: 978-7-208-08094-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-108084DiVA: diva2:234273
Main text is in Chinese. English version available as a working paper at: http://www.eurasia.uu.se/AR117OA.pdfAvailable from: 2009-09-07 Created: 2009-09-07 Last updated: 2009-10-19Bibliographically approved

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