Publication/CfP - 100th Anniversary of the Russian 1917 Revolution 2017, The Russian Law Journal

Publish Date: Apr 04, 2017

Deadline: Aug 31, 2017


The Socialist revolution of October 1917 in Russia led to the organization of an original social, economic and political state system and founded a new legal tradition di erent from all that existed before. This tradition had a strong foundation in Marxism and developed after 1917 in legal theory and practice both in Russia and in many countries of the“Socialist bloc”during the 20th century. The national cultures and traditions of these countries in uenced Soviet law, creating a number of national traditions of Soviet law with varying legal norms and institutions within the basic principles of this system. The penetration of Soviet law into the national legal systems of socialist states was so deep that clear traces of it can be found in these states (both in the law and in the legal doctrine) up to today. At the same time, the change the former socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe and former USSR republics made to Western-style democracy marginalized the analysis of Soviet law in the general theory of these countries after 1990.

This approach hinders the e ective analysis of the speci cs of Soviet law and its role in the development of law worldwide, as well as the in uence of Soviet law on contemporary legal systems. The Russian Law Journal suggests lling the gap in contemporary legal theory with a special issue on this topic.

Please submit your article concerning any dimension of Soviet law, its speci city compared to other legal traditions, its past or its present impact, its theoretical background or actual practice.


Please note that submissions must conform to the following requirements:

  • The acceptable length of articles is between 8,000 and 15,000 words
  • All submissions must include an abstract of 250 words, explaining the main idea, objective of the article and the conclusions drawn
  • Authors are requested to send an electronic version of their manuscripts (.doc or .docx format) to russianlawjour- and
  • The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017

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