Norms and Formal Law in China

In examining the interplay between norms and formal law in the context of Chinese mediation, a study published by the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law draws on a set of interviews and a case study conducted in three cities in China.  It contributes to the legal pluralism discourse by examining how mediation in China, traditionally an ‘unofficial’ form of legal practice is now becoming ‘official’ through state sanction and how mediators interact with traditional Confucian normative orders in the context of changing social priorities and values.

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