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Law and Marxism A General Theory by Evgeny B. Pashukanis

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Published by Pluto Press (UK) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political ideologies,
  • General,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Marxism (Political Theory),
  • Philosophy Of Law,
  • Reference

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsBarbara Einhorn (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8307598M
ISBN 100861047400
ISBN 109780861047406

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The book explores the subject matter by way of focussing on the following agenda: law as an instrument of class oppression; ideology and law; the base and superstructure; the prognosis for law; and class struggle and the rule of by:   Marxism and Law. This book applies the insights of Marxist social theory and politics to law. After presenting a clear and unified discussion of Marxism, Collins examines the special characteristics of legal institutions, rules, and ideals/5. Law and Marxism is his major work. This edition is translated by Barbara Einhorn. 'If any one book is going to accelerate the development of a Marxist criminology, then this is it' - New Society Published by Pluto Press in Jan Marxist Introductions. This book applies the insights of Marxist social theory and politics to law. After presenting a clear and unified discussion of Marxism, Collins examines the special characteristics of legal institutions, rules, and ideals. He focuses particularly on the Marxist critique of the ideal of the Rule of Law.

E. B. Pashukanis was the most significant contemporary to develop a fresh, new Marxist perspective in post-revolutionary Russia. In he wrote what is probably his most influential work, The General Theory of Law and Marxism. This brief chapter starts by indicating, from Marx’s own analysis of law, why law has historically been a problem for Marxist analysis. It moves on to consider the clear account of criminal law offered by Pashukanis, before making criticisms which broadly agree with E. P. Thompson, Douglas Hay and David : Mark Cowling. A statute-book is a people's bible of freedom.-Karl Marx, "Debates on Freedom of the Press Martin Krygier is associate professor of law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. This article was written while the author was visiting professor in the Jurisprudence and. The author frequently subjects the Marxist approach to criticism and he shows that many of the Marxist claims about law are unproven or misconceived. The book is written in straightforward.

Its principal theme is the Marxist critique of the ideal of the Rule of Law. The book argues that the main purpose of a Marxist theory of law is to expose the belief in the Rule of Law as being a subtle and pervasive ideology which serves to obscure the . Law and Marxism. Translation of: Allgemeine Rechtslehre und Marxismus, which was a translation of Obshchai︠a︡ teorii︠a︡ prava i marksizm. Translation of Allgemeine Rechtslehre und Marxismus, which was a translation of Obshchai︠a︡ teorii︠a︡ prava i marksizm. Obshchai︠a︡ teorii︠a︡ prava i marksizm. Evgeny B.   In he wrote what is probably his most influential work, The General Theory of Law and Marxism. In the second edition, , he stated that this work was not to be seen as a final product but.   In an article from titled Communal Reform Marx says “the law can only be the ideal, self-conscious image of reality, the theoretical expression, made independent, of the practical vital forces.” Far from being the product of baronial minds ablaze with liberal philosophy, Magna Carta is the product of the “practical vital forces.