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AuthorGuins, George C. author
TitleSoviet Law and Soviet Society [electronic resource] : Ethical Foundations of the Soviet Structure. Mechanism of the Planned Economy. Duties and Rights of Peasants and Workers. Rulers and Toilers. The Family and the State. Soviet Justice. National Minorities and Their Autonomy. The People's Democracies and the Soviet Pattern for a United World / by George C. Guins
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1954
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Descript 457 p. online resource


Soviet power rests on two main supports: the comp1ete economic dependence of the citizens upon the state and the unlimited politiยญ cal control of the government over the economic, social and even cultural life. History knows various kinds of despotisms, dictaยญ torships and regimentations of economic activity, but the U .S.S.R. represents a unique kind of dictatorship based on the oneยญ party system and integral planning with the specific goal of realization of communism. Mankind had never before known such a system. Even the best of possible comparisons, the anaยญ logy with the period of Ptolemies in Egypt, is good only in so far as it concerns the regimentation of all kind of economic activity. There was in the past no ideology pretending to be adjusted to the needs of the toiling masses, no planning system on the same scale and no Communist party apparatus. As concerns the modern world the comparative method is necessary for giving the most graphical characterization of the differences between the Western democracies, with their ethical traditions, rule of law and the principle of the inviolability of individual rights, and, on the other hand, the Soviet monolithic state, with its unscrupulous policy, extremities of regimentations and drastic penalties


โ{128}{148} a legal approach to the study of Communism -- I Soviet Philosophy of Law -- I. So Viet Law and the Legacy of the Past -- II. Soviet Ethics -- III. Soviet Concept of Law And State -- IV. Law does not Wither Away in the Soviet Union -- V. Four Stages in the Development of Soviet Law -- VI. Sources of Soviet Law -- II Soviet Economic Law -- VII. Legal Foundations of the Centralized Economy -- VIII. The Shpere of Economic Freedom -- III Civil Law -- IX. Property Rights -- X. Contracts -- XI. Inheritance Law -- IV Land Law and Labor Law -- XII. Kolkhozes -- XIII. Soviet Labor Law -- XIV. Penalties and Rewards as Incentives for Work -- V State Law -- XV. Foundations of Political Power in the U.S.S.R -- XVI. Soviet Centralism and National Problems -- XVII. Elections -- XVIII. The individual and the state -- XIX. Democracy of โ{128}{152}The Highest Type' -- VI Soviet Society -- XX. Social Stratification -- XXI. Organization of Social Life -- XXII. Family Law -- VII Soviet Justice -- XXIII. Crime and Punishment -- XXIV. The Judicial Administration -- VIII Principles and Practice of International Law -- XXV. Two Systems of International Law -- XXVI. Soviet Satellites -- Conclusion -- References and Bibliography -- Abbreviations -- Index 1. Authors cited and quoted in References -- 2. Subjects and proper names in the text

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