China's Long March toward Rule of Law

China's Long March toward Rule of Law
  • By Randall Peerenboom

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:July 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511493737

    Hardback ISBN:9780521816496

    Paperback ISBN:9780521016742

  • Book DOI:

    Subjects: Jurisprudence

China has enjoyed considerable economic growth recently, in spite of a problematic legal system. Randall Peerenboom asserts that China is in transition from rule by law to a version of rule of law, although not a "liberal democratic" version. In addition to scholars and students, this book is of interest to business professionals, policy advisors, and governmental and non-governmental agencies.


"Peerenboom gives the rule of law in China a truly comprehensive, magisterial coverage in this will occupy a central place in the literature on legal development in China for years to come." American Journal of Sociology

"Randall Peerenboom's China's Long March towards Rule of Law is an exhaustive compendium on the legal and political system of the People's Republic of China. [It is] a great ride. It could serve as one of the texts in courses on PRC law in both law schools and other venues."
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