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Constitutionalism under China: Strategic Interpretation of the Hong Kong Basic Law in Comparative Perspective

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The scholarly consensus on the political foundations of independent constitutional review – that it invariably stems from electoral and inter-branch competition – has been weakened by recent empirical discoveries which demonstrated that constitutional courts in a number of authoritarian states are actually more activist than previously assumed.

This dissertation examines this phenomenon using the case of Hong Kong, an authoritarian polity first under the sovereignty of Britain and ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law - Socio-Legal Studies,Centre for

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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:cc5aa191-d745-44ef-93b5-5101d097572f
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ora:6641

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