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Environmental Litigation in China : A Study in Political Ambivalence,9781107020023
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Environmental Litigation in China : A Study in Political Ambivalence



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Cambridge Univ Pr
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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.

Table of Contents

Post-Mao: economic growth, environmental protection, and the law
From dispute to decision
Frontiers of environmental law
Political ambivalence: the state
On the front lines: the judges
Heroes or troublemakers? The lawyers
Soft support: the international NGOs
Thinking about outcomes
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