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The Resource Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence, Rachel E. Stern

Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence, Rachel E. Stern

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Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence
Title
Environmental litigation in China
Title remainder
a study in political ambivalence
Statement of responsibility
Rachel E. Stern
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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"--
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Stern, Rachel E
Dewey number
344.5104/6
Index
index present
LC call number
KNQ3127
LC item number
.S74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental law
  • Pollution
  • Liability for environmental damages
  • LAW / General
Label
Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence, Rachel E. Stern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
810586524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781107020023
Lccn
2012037771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810586524
Label
Environmental litigation in China : a study in political ambivalence, Rachel E. Stern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
810586524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781107020023
Lccn
2012037771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810586524

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