Law and the making of the Soviet world : the red demiurge / Scott Newton.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
ix, 300 pages ; 24 cm.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Soviet state and law, Soviet states and law Law and the Soviet emergency state I : genesis Law and the Soviet emergency state II : development Law and the Soviet civil state I : death and resurrection Law and the Soviet civil state II : Pashukanis to Vyshinksy Law and the Soviet developmental state I : sovereign monopoly capitalism Law and the Soviet developmental state II : industrialist, employer, landlord Law and the Soviet social state : locating the social in the social state Law and the Soviet (multi)cultural state Epilogue: Perestroika and collapse of the law : state complexes.
"This book is an unconventional reappraisal of Soviet law: a field that is ripe for re-evaluation, now that it is clear of Cold War cobwebs and, as this book shows, and that appears surprisingly topical and newly compelling. Drawing on a wide range of sources - including Russian-language Soviet statues and regulations, jurisprudence and legal theory, English-language legal Kremlinologyand works of general legal, political, social, and economic theory this book analyses the central significance of law in the design and operation of Soviet economic, political, and social institutions. In short, Scott Newton argues here that the Soviet order was a work of law. And, in arguing that it was an exemplary, rather than aberrant, case of the uses to which law was put in twentieth century industrialised societies, this book provides an insightful account, not only of the significance of modern law to the Soviet case, but of significance of the Soviet case for modern law"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index.
KJC510 .N49 2015
9780415726108 hardback 0415726107 hardback 9781315856131 (e-book) 1315856131 (e-book)