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Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence

Start/End Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name JG 546

Rachel Stern, assistant professor of political science at the law school of University of California at Berkeley, will discuss her first book, “Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence." In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, the book unravels how everyday justice works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases and how international influence matters. It is an account of how the leadership’s mixed signals and political ambivalence play out on the ground-propelling some to action, even as others back away from risk. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies. Contact: Paulette Roberts, prober@law.columbia.edu