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. 

Project members

Dr Enshen Li

Dr Enshen Li

Senior Lecturer
TC Beirne School of Law