Judicial activism in China

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Abstract

Extract: Judicial activism versus judicial restraint is a perennial theme in legal literature. Based on the principle of separation of powers, judicial activism frequently carries a negative connotation, while judicial restraint is championed as the antidote for unbridled discretion. Since China launched economic reforms in the late 1970s, the Chinese judiciary has undertaken various reforms, especially in terms of the qualification of judges, the judicial processed and the role of the court in society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Innovations in Asia Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law
Subtitle of host publicationJudicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law
EditorsJ O Haley, T Takenaka
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Pages164-179
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781783472796
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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