Book review: Everyday Law in Russia by Kathryn Hendley. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017. 285 pp. ISBN: 9781501705243

Stephenson, Svetlana (2018) Book review: Everyday Law in Russia by Kathryn Hendley. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017. 285 pp. ISBN: 9781501705243. Contemporary sociology: a journal of reviews, 47 (4). pp. 462-464. ISSN 1939-8638

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There is a prevailing opinion, shared by Russians and Western observers, that Russia's legal system is hopelessly corrupt and subject to political manipulation. Russia is rules by "telephone law", where those with power or money can bend the law in their own interests. In her new book, Everyday Law in Russia, Kathryn Hendley puts this to the test. She is interested in how Russians engage with the legal system and whether the disdain, so often expressed for the courts, is matched by the reality of the people's behaviour when defending their legal rights.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Russia; Russian legal system; law
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: School of Social Sciences
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2018 11:09
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/2584

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