Soviet Legal Innovation and the Law of the Western World

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This book explains an interaction between Soviet Russia and the West that has been overlooked in much of the analysis of the demise of the USSR. Legislation strikingly similar to the Marxist-inspired laws of Soviet Russia found its way into the legal systems of the Western world. Even though Western governments were at odds with the Soviet government, they were affected by the ideas it put forth. Western law was transformed radically during the course of the twentieth century, and much of that change was along lines first charted in Soviet law.

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This book explains the Marxist-inspired legislation that was adopted in Soviet Russia and shows how much of this legislation was later incorporated into the legal systems of the Western world. The book shows that Soviet laws exerted a strong impact on the direction of law in the West.

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John Quigley is the President's Club Professor in Law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. After earning his A.B., LL.B. and M.A. at Harvard University, he was an instructor in Russian at MIT, a Research Fellow and faculty of law member at Moscow State University, a research associate at Harvard Law School, and has written three books in Russian Law. He has served as the editor of the Bulletin on Current Research in Soviet and East European Law, and has published numerous articles on Soviet law.

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