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Freedom of Association in China and Europe : Comparative Perspectives in Law and Practice - Dr. Yuwen Li

Freedom of Association in China and Europe

Comparative Perspectives in Law and Practice

By: Dr. Yuwen Li (Editor)

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Understanding and exercising the right to freedom of association, in a modern sense, is a relatively new phenomenon in China. The reform of `old' social organizations and the emergence of new, privately-initiated, non-profit organizations only began to occur in the 1980s, and such organizations continued to expand throughout the 1990s. Within a short period these new organizations have become a vibrant force in Chinese society.

This unique volume - the first book in English to offer systematic and critical research in this field - is the outcome of a three-year research project on the Legal Aspects of Social Organisations in China. The main aim of the project was to encourage Chinese researchers to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the current status of social organizations in China, and to allow them to explore possible ways of creating a friendly legal environment conducive to the exercise of the right to freedom of association. The book contains some of the best results of the Chinese researchers' work and papers presented by European experts at two international seminars, organized jointly by the Institute of Law of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Law Faculty of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The contributions of the European experts explore different systems of regulation that have developed, and which are accommodated within the legal framework and traditions of each particular country.

The aim of the volume is to stimulate international understanding of the progress made by China and the dilemmas it still faces with respect to its emerging new civil society organizations.

General introduction to the bookp. 1
A critical examination of the legal environment for social organisations in Chinap. 17
Government administration of social organisations : its model and effectsp. 71
The dilemma of legitimacy facing China's civil society organisationsp. 103
Approval and non-interference in the management of social organisations : an examination of theory and practicep. 151
Research on China's civic environmental protection organisationsp. 189
Legislation on foundations in China : historical development, present state and main characteristicsp. 219
Civil society and the non-profit sector in the Netherlandsp. 251
Law and associational life in Britainp. 283
Associations and foundations in Germany : service providers or agents of civil society?p. 309
The legal implementation of freedom of association in the Netherlands and other Western European countriesp. 325
Concluding observationsp. 353
Regulations for registration and management of social organizationsp. 363
Provisional regulations for the registration and management of popular non-enterprise work unitsp. 373
Regulations for the management of foundationsp. 381
A model of simple questionnaire on development and problems of social organizations in Chinap. 393
Relevant articles of the Dutch civil codep. 403
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ISBN: 9789004148406
ISBN-10: 900414840X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 19th October 2005
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98