Another perspective to read the picture of lawyering for change in China

Zhang, Wenjuan (2021) Another perspective to read the picture of lawyering for change in China. In: The Indian yearbook of comparative law 2019. The Indian yearbook of comparative law book series . Springer, Singapore, pp. 319-355. ISBN 9789811621758

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Plenty of academic deliberation especially in the West has transpired on the journey and challenges as confronted by the Chinese legal profession and the exceptional struggles of Chinese public interest lawyers. This article aims to draw a general picture of the collective knowledge as developed through a data-driven and case-study analysis. Specifically, the article explores three key areas which are absent in the current literature: (a) applying Amartya Sen’s Idea of Justice to explain the political radicalization of lawyering for change in China; (b) an analysis of the challenges of rule of law building and its impact on the state–legal profession relationship in China; and (c) an exploration of alternatives through a case-study analysis on the possibilities to promote a sustainable role of the Chinese legal profession in legal reform and in serving the disadvantaged.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Legal profession | Idea of justice | Political radicalization | Ecological approach
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 09:44
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 09:44
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