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The legal dimension in Cold-War interactions [electronic resource] : some notes from the field /
edited by Tatiana Borisova, William Simons.
Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012.
xxiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
900420332X (hbk. : alk. paper), 9789004203327 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012.
900420332X (hbk. : alk. paper)
9789004203327 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction. Legal front of the Cold War : why? / Tatiana Iu. Borisova and William B. Simons -- Talking across the fence : Cold-War academic cooperation in the legal sphere / Jane Henderson -- Soviet law and Perestroika revisited / Albert J. Schmidt -- The new political polarization of the world and the reform of state property management in Russia / Zlata E. Benevolenskaya -- The relevance of the Cold War for Russian jurisprudence : private law / Leena Lehtinen -- Russian international law and indeterminacy : Cold War and post-Soviet dynamics / Boris N. Mamlyuk -- Separation of powers without checks and balances : the failure of the semi-presidentialism and the making of the Russian constitutional system, 1991-1993 / William Partlett -- The impact of the Cold War on Soviet and US law : reconsidering the legacy / Paul B. Stephan.
general note
"This monograph is the result of two legal panels which we organized in Helsinki as part of the annual Aleksanteri Institute's Conferences"--P. [xi].
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tatiana Borisova, Ph.D. (2005) in History, Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D. candidate in Law (Leiden University), is Assistant Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. She has published extensively on Russian political and legal history. William B. Simons, J.D. (1974) university of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, M.A. (1974) in Russian Language and Literature, Norwich University Russian School, and Ph.D. (1997) in Law, Leiden University, is Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu's Institute of Constitutional and International Law and Centre for EU-Russian Studies and, also, Professor of East European Law at Leiden University. His publications are in the field of Russian, East European and comparative law.
Long Description
Given their relationship to political rhetoric, myths of the Cold War certainly matter today; the legal field is no exception. Although Cold-War studies remains a blooming field, its legal dimensions have not been sufficiently developed. Only recently have legal scholars begun to embark upon research in law and the Cold War and how this area is regarded nowadays, both explicitly implicitly. Preliminary results show that, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, knowledge of law of the Other was encapsulated within two main frameworks: ideological and pragmatic. How did these approaches interrelate and influence one another? Can pure knowledge strictly be divided from contextual conditions? The chapters in this volume present retrospective accounts of actors who have been involved in the circulation of knowledge through the Curtain and, also, research on recent political and legal phenomena echoing the Cold-War discourse. Contributors: Jane Henderson Albert J. Schmidt Zlata E. Benevolenskaya Leena Lehtinen Boris N. Mamlyuk William Partlett Paul B. Stephan
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Introduction Legal Front of the Cold War: Why?p. xi
Talking Across the Fence: Cold-War Academic Cooperation in the Legal Spherep. 1
Soviet Law and Perestroika Revisitedp. 41
The New Political Polarization of the World and the Reform of State Property Management in Russiap. 55
The Relevance of the Cold War for Russian Jurisprudence: Private Lawp. 73
Russian International Law and Indeterminacy: Cold War and Post-Soviet Dynamicsp. 81
Separation of Powers without Checks and Balances: The Failure of Semi-Presidentialism and the Making of the Russian Constitutional System, 1991-1993p. 105
The Impact of the Cold War on Soviet and US Law: Reconsidering the Legacyp. 141
Photographsp. 159
List of Contributorsp. 167
Subject-Matter Indexp. 173
Name Indexp. 179
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