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Jonathan Kinkel

, University of Michigan, B.A., 2002; University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 2005

PhD Candidate
Jonathan Kinkel

Biography

My dissertation examines variations in judicial autonomy across three major urban localities in China: Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chengdu.  My previous publications assess other recent developments in Chinese criminal, administrative, and labor law. Prior to studying at UT, I obtained a J.D. from Wisconsin Law School and practiced for three years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 

Interests

comparative politics, contemporary Chinese politics, judicial politics, comparative constitutionalism, socio-legal studies

Publications

"High-End Demand: How Markets for Legal Services in Urban China Create Pressure for Judicial Autonomy." Law & Social Inquiry (fortcoming in 2015; winner of the 2014 Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition)

(with William Hurst and Alexandra Sowash) "Implementing China's Labor Law Reforms: Interests and Obligations at the Firm-Level."  In John Garrick, ed. Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism. Routledge, 2012.

(with William Hurst) “Review Essay—Access to Justice in Post-Mao China: Assessing the Politics of Criminal and Administrative Law.” Journal of East Asian Studies, Volume 11: No. 3, pp. 467-499 (September-December 2011).

 

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