The Cold War and Soviet Law
12 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 1999
Date Written: June 1999
This paper traces the connections between the principal developments in Soviet law between 1945 and 1991 and the ongoing struggle with the West, in particular with the United States. It argues that domestic concerns played a larger role than did superpower competition in shaping the legal policies that emerged during this period. It questions the impulse to see symmetries in the evolution of legal institutions in the two countries.
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