Law and Social Solidarity in Contemporary China : A Durkheimian Analysis

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Abstract

This book adopts Durkheim’s legal perspective to treat law as a symbol of social solidarities to examine Chinese society.

The work analyzes changes in the nature of social solidarity from observing changes in laws, thus drawing together western socio-legal theory and distinctive Chinese conditions. It draws on Durkheim’s theoretical framework and methodology to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the role of law using theories of others such as Habermas and by taking into account the discussion of power and the conflicts of interests in analyzing key social features during transition. The analysis of social anomie in terms of the changes of juridical rules as well as the changes in the nature of social solidarity provides an inspiring perspective to look into contemporary social problems.

The book will be essential reading for researchers and academics working in the areas of socio-legal studies, legal theory and law and society in China.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis
Number of pages336
ISBN (Print)9780367611781
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameThe Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives
PublisherRoutledge

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    HAN, P. (Accepted/In press). Law and Social Solidarity in Contemporary China : A Durkheimian Analysis. (The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives). Routledge Taylor & Francis.