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The politics of change : explaining capital punishment reform in China

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The thesis seeks to enhance understanding of the recent reform of capital punishment law, policies and institutions in China by studying its causes, significance, and limits. The research surveys the reform initiated by China’s top judiciary – the Supreme People’s Court - around 2006-2007. It demonstrates a changing domestic socio-political context, within which the external and internal impetus to reform is inevitable. Drawn from elite interview evidence with penal policy makers including...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law - Criminology,Centre for

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:524671ef-31e8-42ee-8b8c-34d8f3c408ef
Local pid:
ora:8340
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English
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