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Reforming the Russian Legal System

Reforming the Russian Legal System

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  • Date Published: December 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521456692

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  • Reforming the Russian Legal System is a comprehensive analysis of the forces that are shaping legal reform in the republics of the former USSR. Looking beneath the flow of day-to-day developments, the book examines how traditional indigenous Russian legal values, and the 74-year experience with communism and 'socialist legality' are being combined with Western concepts of justice and due process to forge a new legal consciousness in Russia today. The author provides a broad historical survey of pre-revolutionary and Soviet-era legal developments, which provides a backdrop to the reforms initiated by Gorbachev. Chapters analysing constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, the Procuracy, and the laws governing the transition to a market economy illustrate the recurring themes of the book: the interaction of crosscurrents in Russian legal culture, and variations in the pace of legal reform from republic to republic and region to region.

    • The first book to look at legal reform in the Republics of the former USSR
    • A vital subject in the creation of a viable democracy in the region, which depends on respect for the Rule of Law
    • Based on extensive research and personal experiences of the author, a leading scholar, who has acted as adviser to the Russian government on their legal system
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521456692
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Pre-revolutionary Russian law
    2. The Bolshevik experience
    3. The history of legal reform
    4. Forging a new constitution
    5. Citizens and the state: the debate over the Procuracy
    6. In search of a just system: the courts and judicial reform
    7. Law and the transition to a market economy
    8. Legal reform in the republics
    9. Legal reform and the transition to democracy in Russia
    Appendix
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Gordon B. Smith, University of South Carolina

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