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June 12, 2008

Mary Gallagher

Legislating Harmony?
Why Chinese Laws are So Good and Implementation So Bad

Tuesday, November 18
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Mary Gallagher
U-M Associate Professor of Political Science

This talk examines the Chinese legislative process and legislative output.

I examine why Chinese laws are increasingly more attentive to important social problems but still likely to fail at the implementation and enforcement stages.

Mary E. Gallagher is an associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan where she is also a faculty associate at the Center for Comparative Political Studies. She is the director of the Center for Chinese Studies. She received her Ph.D. in politics in 2001 from Princeton University. Her book Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China was published by Princeton Unviersity Press in 2005. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar from 2003 to 2004 at East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China where she worked on a new project, The Rule of Law in Chinas: If They Build It, Who Will Come? This project examines the legal mobilization of Chinese workers. It was funded by the Fulbright Association and the National Science Foundation. She has published articles in World Politics, Law and Society Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Asian Survey. She teaches classes on Chinese politics, labor rights in the global economy, and research design. She also serves on the University of Michigan's Advisory Committee for labor standards and human rights.

Posted by moyera at June 12, 2008 09:09 AM