Judicial Discretion within Adjudicative Committee Proceedings in China

A Bounded Rationality Analysis

  • Li Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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    Pages 47-63
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    Pages 65-89
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-192

About this book


This book studies the organizational influences on judicial discretion within Adjudicative Committee (AC) proceedings in China. It argues that institutional reforms and practice have mainly reduced judicial discretion within AC proceedings through the rationalization of organizational processes. This central argument will be of particular interest to the readers, as previous studies offer little insight into the overall impacts of judicial institution reforms. This book is the first that uses the bounded rationality theory developed in economics and related disciplines to formulate an analytic framework for a systematic and comprehensive examination of the impacts of organizational factors on discretion within Adjudicative Committees’ decision-making processes. Readers will gain a practical and fresh understanding of the Chinese judicial reforms.


Chinese Adjudicative Committee Decision Making Judicial Discretion Judicial Independence & Accountability Judicial Reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Li Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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