Washington Law Review


The present work comprises Soviet Philosophy of Law, Land and Labor Law, State Law, Soviet Justice and also social structure (Soviet Society), International Law (principles and practice) and the legal order in the Soviet satellites. Application of the comparative method allows the author to describe all the differences between the legal system of the modem democratic nations and Soviet law. Owing to the analysis of both systems and their psychological and sociological effects, it becomes easier to understand what the Soviet legal system means for an individual and society, for national economy and morals. It is a new approach to the study of the two different legal systems, avoiding various details and uncovering the essentials of the Soviet legal system in a form understandable not only by specialists. It explains in a readable form why, according to the author, the Soviet legal system cannot secure either welfare or a sound basis for social life.

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