Russias Constitutional Revolution: Legal Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy, 1985 1996 Robert B. Ahdieh

ISBN: 9780271016092

Published: March 14th 1997

Hardcover

264 pages


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Russias Constitutional Revolution: Legal Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy, 1985 1996  by  Robert B. Ahdieh

Russias Constitutional Revolution: Legal Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy, 1985 1996 by Robert B. Ahdieh
March 14th 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 264 pages | ISBN: 9780271016092 | 4.46 Mb

Robert Ahdieh assesses here the troubled history and uncertain future of constitutionalism in post-communist Russia. He argues that the development of Russian constitutionalism and legal culture, long ignored as secondary to the economic andMoreRobert Ahdieh assesses here the troubled history and uncertain future of constitutionalism in post-communist Russia.

He argues that the development of Russian constitutionalism and legal culture, long ignored as secondary to the economic and political transformation of the country, is critical to the survival of democracy.The discussion first focuses on the history of the Soviet Union and Russia from Gorbachevs selection as General Secretary in 1985 to the adoption of the new Constitution in December 1993.

Ahdieh analyzes those decisions and events that impacted upon the development of constitutionalism, positing that Mikhail Gorbachevs and Boris Yeltsins narrow focus on institution-building impeded the development of legal consciousness. He then presents an alternative model for constitutionalisms development under the 1993 Constitution.Based on interviews with scholars, legal practitioners, and government officials intimately involved with the constitutional processes over the last decade, Ahdieh concludes that constitutionalisms emergence in Russia can occur only through an evolution from below.



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