The legal dimension in Cold-War interactions : some notes from the field
- edited by Tatiana Borisova, William Simons.
- Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012.
- Physical description
- xxiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Law in Eastern Europe ; no. 62.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- 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.
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- Table of contents
- Jurisprudence > Russia (Federation) > History > 20th century.
- Jurisprudence > Soviet Union > History > 20th century.
- Jurisprudence > United States > History > 20th century.
- Cold War > Influence.
- Cold War > Congresses.
- World politics > 1945-1989 > Congresses.
- International law > Soviet Union > History > Congresses.
- United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union > Congresses.
- Soviet Union > Foreign relations > United States > Congresses.
- Publication date
- Law in Eastern Europe, 0075-823X, v. 62
- "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].
- 9789004203334 (e-book)
- 9004203338 (e-book)
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