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Using Mao to Package Criminal Justice Discourse in 21st-century China

Trevaskes, Susan


“Strike hard” anti-crime campaigns, “harmonious justice” and “stability maintenance” are the three key politically inspired agendas of crime control and punishment in 21st-century China. This paper is a study of how discourse has helped to package these agendas and to mobilize politico-legal functionaries into action. It examines discourse in the first weeks of the 2014 “people's war on terror” and the agendas of “harmonious justice” and “stability maintenance” in the Hu Jintao era. It finds...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: The China Quarterly
DOI: 10.1017/S0305741016000266


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