Show simple item record Woo, Margaret Y.K. 2018-02-05T18:56:29Z 2018-02-05T18:56:29Z 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation 27 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 241 (2017) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 27, Number 1, December 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In Court Reform on Trial: Why Simple Solutions Fail, Malcolm Feeley identified a number of obstacles that undermine reforms of the United States court system. Feeley’s proposed solution was to adopt a problem-oriented “rights strategy”—letting the courts themselves solve their problems through litigation. This is because litigation is a forum in which courts are well placed to identify specific problems and devise pragmatic solutions. This Article takes a look at this proposition in the context of court reforms in China and concludes that courts (and law) are also a reflection of national goals and identity. Any reforms to a court system must not only take into consideration expectations and realistic goals, but also the fundamental identity of a particular legal system. In a top-down society like China, national goals—and hence, national identity—are defined by the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese courts have come a long way in their reforms and court reforms in China have often been couched in the language of national goals. Any proposed court reforms that challenge national goals and identity are doomed to fail. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject East Asian Court Reform on Trial (Symposium) en_US
dc.title Court Reform with Chinese Characteristics en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2017 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US

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