[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101393]
Researchers A/Prof Chongyi Feng; Prof Hualing Fu; Prof Lianjiang Li
Brief description Scholars have argued that rights lawyers have played key roles in advancing social and political change in a reforming society through defining and defending citizen rights, developing civil society, and seeking to moderate state power. Yet few studies have examined the political roles or aspirations of lawyers in contemporary China. This project will demonstrate how Chinese “rights defence” lawyers have drawn together diverse strands of social protest to become an articulating voice for constitutional reform. The project will make both empirical and theoretical contributions to the world-wide debate on the interaction between rights lawyers, rule of law, social activism and political reform.
Funding Amount 119300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects