Justice in the U. S. S. R: An Interpretation of Soviet Law

Justice in the U. S. S. R: An Interpretation of Soviet Law

Justice in the U. S. S. R: An Interpretation of Soviet Law

Justice in the U. S. S. R: An Interpretation of Soviet Law

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Substantial changes have taken place in the Soviet legal system since 1950, when this work was first published. These have not affected the basic interpretation of the earlier edition -- indeed, the changes have confirmed the author's principal theories concerning the nature and functions of Soviet law. However, with Stalin's death Soviet law entered upon a whole new stage of development, and it has been necessary to add a considerable amount of new material. The author has taken the opportunity also to revise some of his earlier formulations and to correct minor errors. As a result, the book is more than a "second edition." It is approximately one-third longer than the original version.

The title has been changed from Justice in Russia to Justice in the U.S.S.R. , although the author's emphasis upon the influence of Russian history and of prerevolutionary Russian law on Soviet legal development has not been lessened.

The author has also been able to draw on the experience of five visits to the U.S.S.R. since 1955, including a year of study at the Institute of State and Law of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences in 1961-1962. Access to Soviet courts . . .

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