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A sociology of justice in Russia

Author: Marina Kurkchiyan; Agnieszka Kubal
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Marina Kurkchiyan; Agnieszka Kubal
ISBN: 9781108196048 1108196047 9781108182713 1108182712
OCLC Number: 1042158943
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Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Chapter One Introduction: Exploring the Diversity of Experiences of Justice in Russia; References; Chapter Two The Professionalisation of Law in the Context of the Russian Legal Tradition; Lawyers in the Context of the Roman Legal Tradition; Law without Lawyers: A Longstanding Russian Legal Tradition; The Emergence of Professionalised Law in Russia Lawyers without Law: The De-Professionalisation of Law in the Soviet EraPost-Soviet Developments in the Professionalisation of Law; Competence; Organisational Autonomy and the Monopoly of Legal Practice; Informal Norms and the Code of Conduct within the Advokatura; Identity; Conclusion; References; Chapter Three To Go to Court or Not? The Evolution of Disputes in Russia; Methodology; Handling Consumer Disputes; Handling Inheritance Disputes; Explaining the Decision to Litigate (or to Bypass the Courts); Conclusions; References Chapter Four The Everyday Experiences of Russian Citizens in Justice of the Peace CourtsInstitutional Settings and Jurisdictions; Constructing the Image of the Court; Chasing Justice in the Corridors of Power; Experience in the Courtroom: From Informal Meetings to the Extremes of Formal Rituals; Legal Assistance in Russian Justice of the Peace Courts; Users' Reflections on the Outcome of Their Cases; Conclusion; References; Chapter Five In Search of Justice: Migrants' Experiences of Appeal in the Moscow City Court; Methodology; The Background to Immigration Law Cases in Russia Case File LogicHumanitarian Logic; Paper Cases or Trouble Cases?; Conclusion; References; Chapter Six When Business Goes to Court: Arbitrazh Courts in Russia; The Origin and the Structure of Arbitrazh Courts; Case Load and Operational Practices in Arbitrazh Courts; Contractual Petty Disputes; Disputes with the State; Substantive Cases in Arbitrazh Courts; Assessing Corruption in the Arbitrazh Courts; Concluding Remarks: The Duality of Justice in Russia and Current Trends; Acknowledgements; References Chapter Seven Journalists, Judges and State Officials: How Russian Courts Adjudicate Defamation Lawsuits against the MediaLegislative Basis and Jurisprudence on Defamation; Who Sues for Defamation and Why?; Who Wins and How Much?; Is There Bias in Defamation Cases?; What Do Defamation Cases Reveal about Russian Justice?; References; Chapter Eight Accusatorial Bias in Russian Criminal Justice; Acquittals and Accusatorial Bias in the USSR and Russia; Pre-Trial Dispositions in Canada; Case Processing in Germany (and Its Neighbours); Prosecutors as Judges, Prosecutors and Judges
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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