Ordinary Justice and Popular Constitutionalism in China

  • Stéphanie Balme
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series (SPIRP)


The judge, even when he is free, is still not wholly free. He is not a knight-errant roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or of goodness. A judge is to draw his inspiration from con secrated principles. Wide enough in all conscience is the field of discretion that remains.”


Judicial Activism Village Committee Supreme People Village Government Local Judge 
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© Stéphanie Balme and Michael W. Dowdle 2009

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