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Socialist constitutionalism in contemporary China

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posted on 01.01.2017, 00:00 authored by Baogang HeBaogang He
Given the scope of the public discourse around liberal constitutionalism,
can socialist constitutionalism or Confucian constitutionalism offer
possible alternatives? Th is chapter explores whether Chinese socialist
thought can construct an attractive and viable socialist constitutionalism
that does indeed go beyond liberal constitutionalism. In part II , it introduces the background in which the socialist constitutional discourse has taken place. Part III then examines the various ways in which socialist
constitutionalism has been conceptualised, contrasting and comparing
‘socialist constitutionalism’ to ‘constitutional socialism’, and societal visions of socialist constitutionalism to institutionalised visions of socialist constitutionalism. It will also look at how Chinese socialist- constitutionalist scholars conceptualise the proper role of the CCP in socialist constitutionalism. Part IV examines how socialist constitutionalism addresses the weaknesses found both in China’s current ‘party- state constitutionalism’ and in liberal constitutionalism as it applies to China.

History

Title of book

Constitutionalism beyond liberalism

Chapter number

7

Pagination

176 - 194

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Place of publication

Cambridge, Eng.

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

[2017, Cambridge University Press]

Extent

11

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Dowdle, M Wilkinson