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John Garrick

John Garrick

Senior Lecturer, Business Law, Charles Darwin University
John Garrick LLB (Hon 1, UTS), M.Soc Stud (Policy) (Sydney), Ph.D (UTS), is currently Senior Lecturer in Business Law at Charles Darwin University having previously been in private legal practice with a major Sydney law firm specialising in commercial law, Chinese commercial law reform and international comparative law. Dr Garrick has worked extensively in both legal practice and academia in Hong Kong, the Middle-East, North America and Australia and he is author and co-editor of a wide range of scholarly publications including:

1. Garrick, J. & Bennett, Yan Chang (2018) “Xi Jinping Thought”: Realisation of the Chinese Dream of National Rejuvenation? China Perspectives, No. 2018/1-2 pp. 99-105 (also in French).
2. Garrick, J. & Bennett, Yan Chang (2017 paperback) China’s Socialist Rule of Law Reforms under Xi Jinping, Routledge, London & New York. https://www.routledge.com/Chinas-Socialist-Rule-of-Law-Reforms-Under-Xi-Jinping/Garrick-Bennett/p/book/9781138955738
3. Garrick, J. (ed) (2014 paperback) Law and Policy for China’s Market Socialism, Routledge, London & New York. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415692854/
4. Garrick, J. (ed) (2014 paperback) Law, Wealth & Power in China: Commercial Law Reforms in Context, Routledge, London & New York. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415587495/

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