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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorWei, Wenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-16T14:43:39Z
dc.date.available2018-03-16T14:43:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/27541
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to explore the paradoxes and unintended consequences of China’s official Legal Popularization Campaign, the so-called pufa yundong (普法运动) , which was not only aimed to popularize the current laws, but tries to combine legal action with political ideology. In doing so, this thesis will analyze and reveal the socio-political background in which the campaign has been pursued and implemented over the last thirty years across China. What I want to explore is whether this campaign is a reaction to the crisis of legitimacy by the Communist government, or is seen as a remedial measure to counter lawlessness typically found in contemporary Chinese society. As a result, the campaign can be viewed in the light of the modern doctrine of the rule of law, upon which the New China as a nation-state could be built. Ironically, both political propaganda and sincere legal efforts are mixed together. In this way, it is not hard to understand that paradoxes have arisen as well as unintended consequences with variable outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectLegal popularization campaignen_US
dc.titleThe two faces of law: a study of the Chinese legal popularization campaignen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2018-02-28T20:24:42Z
etd.degree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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