Waging War against Corruption in PRC: A Populist Movement or A Rule-of-Law Program?
Dr Enshen Li's research project aims to study the social foundations, legal dimensions and cultural manifestation of China’s anti-corruption policies and practices. In particular, it will investigate China’s campaign-based anti-corruption strategy with a special emphasis on Xi Jinping’s campaign as a lens through which the socio-legal conditions of ‘harsh justice (zero tolerance)’ can be perceived. By exploring the socio-legal drivers of China’s campaign-style justice on corruption, this research will provide an evidence base to inform policy on transnational crimes and promote global cooperation on anti-corruption activities. This study will involve interviews with law enforcement officials in Shanghai and local justice bureaus.