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A sociology of justice in Russia

Author: Marina Kurkchiyan; Agnieszka Kubal
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society.
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"Much of the media coverage and academic literature on Russia suggests that the justice system is unreliable, ineffective and corrupt. But what if we look beyond the stereotypes and preconceptions? This volume features contributions from a number of scholars who studied Russia empirically and in-depth, through extensive field research, observations in courts, and interviews with judges and other legal professionals  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Kurkchiyan; Agnieszka Kubal
ISBN: 9781107198777 1107198771 9781316648285 1316648281
OCLC Number: 1017589758
Description: xii, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: exploring the diversity of experiences of justice in Russia / Marina Kurkchiyan and Agnieszka Kubal --
2. The professionalisation of law in the context of the Russian legal tradition / Marina Kurkchiyan --
3. To go to court or not? The evolution of disputes in Russia / Kathryn Hendley --
4. The everyday experiences of Russian citizens in Justice of the Peace Courts / Varvara Andrianova --
5. In search of justice: migrants' experiences of appeal in the Moscow City Court / Agnieszka Kubal --
6 . When business goes to Court: Arbitrazh Courts in Russia / Timur Bocharov and Kirill Titaev --
7. Journalists, judges and state officials: how Russian courts adjudicate defamation lawsuits against the media / Maria Popova --
8. Accusatorial bias in Russian criminal justice / Peter H. Solomon, Jr. --
9. Decision-making in the Russian criminal justice system: investigators, procurators, judges and human trafficking cases / Lauren A. McCarthy --
10. The Richelieu effect: the Khodorkovsky case and political interference with justice / Jeffrey Kahn --
11. Administerial justice: concluding remarks on the Russian legal tradition / Marina Kurkchiyan and Agnieszka Kubal.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Responsibility: edited by Marina Kurkchiyan, University of Oxford ; Agnieszka Kubal, University College London.

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Is the Russian justice system actually as unreliable, ineffective and corrupt as we are led to believe? This volume identifies a number of tensions in the everyday life experiences of justice that  Read more...

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