Bækken: Law and power in Russia

This book explores the issue of selective law enforcement, arguing that the manipulation of the legal system by powerful insiders is a distinctive feature of Putinism, reflecting both its hybrid authoritarianism and Russian legal culture.

Based on extensive research including interviews with the victims of selective law enforcement, the book analyses how selective law enforcement works in Russia, discusses the link between law and power, and relates the Russian situation to examples from elsewhere and to general legal theories and ideas of political hybridity.​ 

Title: Law and power in Russia - Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices
Author: Håvard Bækken
Publisher: Routledge.
Published: 2018
Number of pages: 228
ISBN: 9781351335355

Publisert 11. november 2018 00:00.. Sist oppdatert 4. oktober 2019 08:57.