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dc.contributor.authorLin, Delia
dc.contributor.authorTrevaskes, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-21T03:21:07Z
dc.date.available2020-04-21T03:21:07Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2052-9015
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/als.2018.41
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393314
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the Chinese Communist Party has declared that its governance must dominate over all aspects of law-making and enforcement, declaring that its leadership must be implemented across the entire process of governing the country in accordance with the law. Contemporaneous to this new way of thinking about the law-Party nexus is a propaganda push to integrate moral values into the law. This paper is about moralizing governance in the Xi Jinping era. It explores the ideology behind the promotion of this morals–law integration, focusing on the Socialist Core Values in the legal realm under the current Xi Jinping administration. We do so from two interrelated perspectives. The first examines the relationship between law and morality. Here, we argue that the Party’s calls for a law–morality amalgam can be understood as a form of “pan-moralism.” The second looks at the supremacy of Party rule, extending the theory of the “Leviathan” proposed by Thomas Hobbes to take into account the Party’s morality push. This two-pronged argument enables us to assert that the Xi Jinping administration is creating a “virtuous Leviathan.”
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom41
dc.relation.ispartofpageto66
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsian Journal of Law and Society
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Studies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsLaw
dc.subject.keywordsGovernment & Law
dc.subject.keywordsChina
dc.subject.keywordsrule of law
dc.titleCreating a Virtuous Leviathan: The Party, Law, and Socialist Core Values
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLin, D; Trevaskes, S, Creating a Virtuous Leviathan: The Party, Law, and Socialist Core Values, Asian Journal of Law and Society, 2019, 6 (1), pp. 41-66
dc.date.updated2020-04-21T03:19:38Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTrevaskes, Sue E.


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