Perestroika and the Rule of Law

The book will be of interest to all those concerned with the Soviet legal system, comparative law and the role of law in Soviet society"--Unedited summary from book jacket.

Author: William E. Butler

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 185043316X

Category: Political Science

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"The cornerstone of the Gorbachev reforms is the formation of a 'rule-of-law State', contemplating for the first time in Russian history the building of a society founded upon legal principles and values shared by the leading Western democracies. Whatever the outcome, these efforts have given rise to a remarkable debate about the rule and role of law in society, the requisite democratic institutions essential to achieve the rule of law, the role of the Constitution, and the doctrine of separation of powers. In this pioneering dialogue, jurists of Anglo-American and Soviet socialist legal backgrounds explore the nature of law and the rule of law, the sources of law, the role of the Constitution, the meaning of pluralism, the status of political parties, glasnost and individual rights with a view to enriching the legislative process in the Soviet Union and developing comparative insights of larger import. The contributors are: W.E. Butler, R.Z. Livshits, M.D.A. Freeman, S.V. Polenina, E.V. Kumanin, A.D.H. Oliver, V.L. Entin, N.P. Koldaeva, J. Henderson, V.P. Kazimirchuk, G. Drewry, V. Gobdanor and M.M. Slavin. The book will be of interest to all those concerned with the Soviet legal system, comparative law and the role of law in Soviet society"--Unedited summary from book jacket.
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The Impact of Perestroika on Soviet Law

International Politics is a journal of transnational issues & global problems.

Author: Albert J. Schmidt

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 079230621X

Category: Law

Page: 558

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International Politics is a journal of transnational issues & global problems. It publishes original scholarly research, substantive policy essays, & thematic book reviews on contemporary political questions that transcend geographic or ideological limits regional integration, systemic transformations, human rights, alliances & collective security, migration & refugees, environment, arms proliferation & control, etc. International Politics subscribes to no political or metodological identity, & welcomes any contributions designed to communicate findings & enhance the dialogue on the issues with which it is concerned.
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Toward the Rule of Law in Russia Political and Legal Reform in the Transition Period

The contributors to this volume - all specialists on Soviet law and politics - offer a comprehensive examination of the effort to create a "law-based" state in the Gorbachev-era U.S.S.R., thus effecting a fundamental change in the ...

Author: Donald D. Barry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315486437

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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The contributors to this volume - all specialists on Soviet law and politics - offer a comprehensive examination of the effort to create a "law-based" state in the Gorbachev-era U.S.S.R., thus effecting a fundamental change in the relationship between the state and private groups and individuals. Gianmaria Ajani, Donald Barry, Harold Berman, Frances Foster-Simons, George Ginsburgs, John Hazard, Kathryn Hendley, Eugene Huskey, Dietrich Loeber, Peter Maggs, Hiroshi Oda, Nicolai Petro, Robert Sharlet, Louise Shelley, Will Simons and Peter Solomon, with commentary by Soviet scholars, discuss conceptual, historical, social, cultural, and institutional aspects of Soviet legal development, and supply detailed analysis of recent developments in the areas of civil, criminal, and labour law and the rights of individuals, economic organizations, and political and social groups.
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Russia s Constitutional Revolution

Yakovlev, Aleksandr M. Legal adviser to the president, interview in English at his home, 14 August 1993; ... Butler, W. E. Introduction to W. E. Butler, ed., Perestroika and the Rule of Law: Anglo-American and Soviet Perspectives.

Author: Robert Ahdieh

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271038858

Category: Political Science

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The Rule of Law History Theory and Criticism

Bruti Liberati, E., Ceretti, A. and Giasanti, A. (eds), Governo dei giudici. La magistratura tra diritto e politica, Milano: Feltrinelli, 1996. Butler, W.E., Perestroika and the Rule of Law, London: Tauris, ...

Author: Pietro Costa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402057458

Category: Law

Page: 700

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Authors Costa and Zolo share the conviction that a proper understanding of the rule of law today requires reference to a global problematic horizon. This book offers some relevant guides for orienting the reader through a political and legal debate where the rule of law (and the doctrine of human rights) is a concept both controversial and significant at the national and international levels.
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