International Workshops on Discretionary Power and Law Enforcement in China and Beyond

A series of workshops will be held at City University of Hong Kong to discuss the latest research on discretionary power and law enforcement in China and beyond. The first workshop will be a roundtable discussion on discretion in the course of law enforcement. The second workshop will centre on some compelling issues in the course of law enforcement in China, including Chengguan (Urban Management), corruption, organized crime, and wrongful convictions.

Workshop 1 – Discretionary Power in China and Beyond

Date: 18 September, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: G7619, 7/F, Green Zone, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong (Please use Lift 3)
Language: English

Programme:

  • Nabo Chen (Sun Yat-Sen University)
    Tacit Agreement in a Changing Field: The Discretion of Street-Level Bureaucracy in China’s Context
  • Jianhua Xu (University of Macau)
    Moral Economy, Liquid Control and Broken Tacit Agreement: Understanding Chengguan (Non-)violence in Guangzhou, China
  • Noel Yan Tai (Hong Kong Police College)
    The Two Police Discretion Schemes in Hong Kong and the Effectiveness of Police Superintendent’s Discretion Scheme
  • Peter Hupe (Public Governance Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    Street-Level Discretion: Conceptualizations and Consequences

Registration: https://cityuhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3azO9Cn5xpztt0V

Workshop 2 – Law Enforcement in China

Date: 21 September, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: G7619, 7/F, Green Zone, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong (Please use Lift 3)
Language: English

Programme:

  • Xiaowei Zang (CityU) and John Pratt (Victoria University of Wellington)
    Explaining Differences in Law Enforcement Styles in China: Time, Politics, and Festivals
  • Lena Zhong (CityU) and Roderic Broadhurst (Australian National University)
    Organized Crime in China: An Analysis of 400 Court Cases
  • Ting Gong (CityU), Shiru Wang (CUHK), Hui Li (Fudan University)
    Sentencing Disparities in Corruption Cases: Evidence from China
  • Mengliang Dai (CityU) and Lena Zhong (CityU)
    Wrongful Convictions in China

Registration: https://cityuhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PtfIxJcbdFI1Kt

Enquiry:
Global China Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
City University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3442 4835
Fax: (852) 3442 0364
Email: chgenoff@cityu.edu.hk