Reforming The Russian Legal System by Gordon B. SmithReforming The Russian Legal System by Gordon B. Smith

Reforming The Russian Legal System

byGordon B. Smith

Paperback | December 28, 1996

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Reforming the Russian Legal System is a comprehensive analysis of the forces that are shaping legal reform in 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. This book is addressed to students, lawyers, and business people interested in the former USSR, as well as scholars of Russian politics and law.
Title:Reforming The Russian Legal SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:December 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052145669X

ISBN - 13:9780521456692


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.

Editorial Reviews

"Readers seeking an overview of the Russian leagal system will find much of interest in this book. Gordon B. Smith weaves together various literatures to create a succinct and compelling description of law and leagal culture prior to the October Revolution and during the Soviet period." Kathryn Hendley, Historian