Law and Power in Russia: Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices

1st Edition

Håvard Bækken

Published December 5, 2018
Reference - 228 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138570887 - CAT# Y382202
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series


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This book explores the issue of selective law enforcement, arguing that the manipulation of the legal system by powerful insiders is a distinctive feature of Putinism, reflecting both its hybrid authoritarianism and Russian legal culture. Based on extensive research including interviews with the victims of selective law enforcement, the book analyses how selective law enforcement works in Russia, discusses the link between law and power, and relates the Russian situation to examples from elsewhere and to general legal theories and ideas of political hybridity.

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