Book Chapter

Framing the Stability Imperative

S Trevaskes, E Nesossi, F Sapio, Sarah Biddulph

The Politics of Law and Stability in China | Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd | Published : 2014


The studies in this volume make apparent the activist disposition of China’s legal institutions in the era of Harmonious Society and Stability Maintenance. This disposition has enabled the Party-state to legitimize important changes in the practices and policies of courts, governments and security organs on the basis of a certain political narrative about the imperative of social stability. Political narrative, expressed particularly through Harmonious Society and Stability Maintenance discourse, has enabled the Party-state to reframe and reformulate justice and security practices to accommodate its place in leading the country through uncertain times of social upheaval that accompanies rapi..

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