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Soviet Legal Innovation and the Law of the Western World

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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107406254

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  • This book explains an interaction between Soviet Russia and the West that has been overlooked in much of the analysis of the demise of the USSR. Legislation strikingly similar to the Marxist-inspired laws of Soviet Russia found its way into the legal systems of the Western world. Even though Western governments were at odds with the Soviet government, they were affected by the ideas it put forth. Western law was transformed radically during the course of the twentieth century, and much of that change was along lines first charted in Soviet law.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107406254
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Soviet Challenge:
    1. The industrial revolution and the law
    2. Economic needs as legal rights
    3. Equality in the family
    4. Children and the law
    5. Crime without punishment
    6. A call to 'struggling people'
    7. The withering away of law
    Part II. Accommodation in the West:
    8. Panic in the palace
    9. Enter the working class
    10. Social welfare rights
    11. The state and the economy
    12. Equality comes to the family
    13. Child-bearing and rights of children
    14. Racial equality
    15. Crime and punishment
    Part III. The Bourgeois International Order:
    16. Equality of nations
    17. The end of colonies
    18. The criminality of war
    19. Protecting sovereignty
    20. Military intervention
    Part IV. Law beyond the Cold War:
    21. Triumph of capitalist law?
    22. The moorings of Western law
    23. The impact of change.

  • Author

    John Quigley, Ohio State University School of Law

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