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Reclassifying Russian Law: Mechanisms, Outcomes, and Solutions for an Overly Politicized Field
Columbia Journal of East European Law (2008)
  • William Partlett, Stanford Law School
Abstract
This Article will demonstrate how, throughout the 20th century, American scholarship on Russian law has not progressed as a steady accumulation of facts, but instead has been driven by changing American political anxieties and hopes regarding Russia's political place in the world. Although such politicization might have been excusable when Russia lay closed to the West, it is unacceptable today, as there are now unprecedented opportunities to engage in empirical research on Russian law.
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
William Partlett. "Reclassifying Russian Law: Mechanisms, Outcomes, and Solutions for an Overly Politicized Field" Columbia Journal of East European Law Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_partlett/1/