Butler, William E. Russian Law and Legal Institutions. Third Edition. Clark, New Jersey: Talbot Publishing, 2021. ISBN-13: 9781616196486. ISBN-10: 1616196483. viii, 516 pp. Hardcover. New. $135. * A title in the Studies in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Law series. The massive amendments in 2020 to the Russian Constitution are explored in this revised and updated introduction to the historical and contemporary foundations of the Russian legal system set in the larger context of comparative legal studies. This volume retains its basic structure: The Russian Legal System in Context (Russian Law in Comparative Legal Studies; Russian Law and Legal Translation); The Foundations of Russian Law (The Pre-Revolutionary Heritage; Russian Legal Theory; Sources of Law; Legal Profession and Legal Education); The Administration of Russian Legality (ministries of justice, judicial system, procuracy, notariat, registry for acts of civil status, administrative commissions, law enforcement agencies, investigative agencies, arbitration, and the role of non-State entities); and the State Structure of the Russian Federation (Presidency, Federal Assembly, Government, Subjects of the Federation, Local Self-Government). An extensive list of recommended reading is followed by the text of the 1993 Russian Constitution, as amended. William E. Butler is the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University; Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law in the University of London (University College London); Foreign Member, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine; Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Associate, International Academy of Comparative Law.
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