Experimental Legislation in China between Efficiency and Legality

The Delegated Legislative Power of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

  • Madeleine Martinek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-342

About this book


This book analyzes the benefits of and legal concerns in connection with the delegated legislation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone as a prime example of experimental legislation in Chinese law. It offers solutions for improving the legal design of experimental regulations in Special Economic Zones by striking a balance between the pursuit of rapid socio-economic progress on the one hand, and the increasing need and will to govern by the rule of law on the other. The book offers a valuable guide for the academic community and legal practitioners, as well as students eager to gain insights into Chinese constitutional law and the conflict between legality and achieving reforms.


Special economic zone Experimental legislation Delegated legislation Local legislative power Shanghai free trade zone Deviation power Legal pragmatism

Authors and affiliations

  • Madeleine Martinek
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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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