East European Faces of Law and Society: Values and Practices


This volume offers readers a multi-layer analysis of issues of law and society in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Ukraine. This collection of thought-provoking essays deals with a wide range of subject matter including constitutional, administrative, civil, and criminal law, as well as aspects of legal culture, corruption, corporate social responsibility, and informal practices of judiciaries. Throughout the volume, readers are given not only a comparative perspective of current practices but are also offered a historical glimpse of law and philosophy in the region. The conclusions and analysis offered by these authors - from the ''East'" as well as from the ''West'' - are supported by survey data, literature, legislation, and court practice in the region and abroad.

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William B. Simons is a Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu’s Institute of Constitutional and International Law and Centre for EU-Russian Studies and is also Professor Emeritus of East European Law at Leiden University. His publications are in the field of Russian, East European and comparative law.
"The book captures well the state of research and writing on law and society across the post-communist space and points toward future lines of examination."
-Mihaela Serban, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Foreword, William B. Simons

Modern-day Faces
Dimensions of Popular Legal Culture in Contemporary Europe, William L. Miller
The Quality of Administrative Law: An Inventory of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, Oesten Baller
Informal Practice in the Judiciary: A Comparison of East Central Europe, South East Europe and the West Balkans, Åse B. Grødeland
Police Corruption and Misconduct in Central and Eastern Europe, Leslie Holmes
Two Faces of the Law: A Realistic Approach to the Role of Law in Corruptive Settings, Nikolay Nayden
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Russian Forest Sector, Anna-Maija Matilainen and Minna Pappila
Judicial Review in the Russian Supreme Court and Constitutional Court: Struggling for Jurisdictional Powers Instead of Protecting Human Rights Kirill Koroteev

Historical Faces
Property Rights under Socialist Civil Law: Looking Back to the Twentieth Century, Murray Raff and Anna Taitslin
The Genesis of Czechoslovakism: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into the Influence of Rousseau's Réligion Civile , Josette Baer

List of Contributors
Comparative law, international law, human-rights law and international relations scholars. European and Central Asian area studies specialists and graduate students. Libraries of universities, research institutes, think-tranks in the EU, North America, Pacific Rim, Russia, and CIS. Goverment officials in the EU, its member states, and other jurisdictions who deal with economic, political, and legal affairs in Central and Eastern Europe and Russian a CIS. Human rights activites and NGOs.
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