Legal Control of State Activities: Norms and Practices in Contemporary China

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The norm of subjecting State activities to legal control is considered to prevail globally since the 1990s. The current literature is ill updated on regions where legal control of State activities recently started emerging. In China, for example, internal and external review bodies have been playing an increasingly meaningful role in protecting individual rights and regulating public powers following the enactments of administrative litigation law and administrative reconsideration law. To offer a break-down of that under-examined region, I shall examine and explain the normative and implementation aspects of China’s legal control regime. I will conclude with a remark on how it may be improved in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHINA AND THE WORLD
Subtitle of host publicationLanguage, Culture, Politics (Vol. 2)
EditorsAlexander Alexiev, Pawel Zygadlo
PublisherSt. Kliment Ohridski University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789540751283
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Papers from the international conference, jointly organized by the Department of Sinology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Department of China Studies at Xi'an Jiaotong–Liverpool University, 12-13 December 2019.


  • Legal control
  • Judicial oversight
  • Legislative activities
  • China


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