Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012.
Book — xxiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.
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 and 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)