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Medushevsky examines constitutionalism in Russia from Tsarist times to the present. He traces the different attitudes to constitutionalism in political thought, and in practice, at different periods, showing how the balance between authoritarianism and liberalism has shifted. In addition, he discusses the importance of constitutional developments for societies in transition, and concludes that post-communist constitutional development in Russia is still far from complete. As an empirical resource, Russian Constitutionalism takes a longer historical view than other books on this topic, and it also goes further than this in its interpretive approach, providing a greater understanding of Russian constitutionalism.


About the Author: Andrey N. Medushevsky is Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, where he teaches Comparative Constitutional Law and Political Science. He is Expert of the Institute of Law and Public Policy (Moscow) and Member of the Editorial Board of the quarterly Comparative Constitutional Review. He is the author of nine books and three hundred articles in various Russian and international learned journals.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415545723
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 18
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 15 mm
  • Width: 156 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0415545722
  • Publisher Date: 29 Apr 2009
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 274
  • Series Title: Basees/Routledge Russian and East European Studies
  • Weight: 390 gr


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