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By Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

This number of essays is derived from a convention convened at Princeton college marking the ten-year anniversary of the cave in of the Soviet Union. the very best minds in post-Soviet reports desirous about the duty of settling on how the post-communist adventure with transition has proven or confounded traditional theories of political and fiscal improvement. the result's a wealthy array of writings interpreting very important facets of the transitional decade following the Soviet cave in and the comparative classes realized.

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Gaus (1994), pp. 328-330. The notion of the rule of law does not exhaust the possibilities of democratic government. " Flathman (1994), pp. 301, 307. For other critiques, see Wolff (1971), containing essays by Wolff, Howard Zinn, Edgar Z. Friedenberg, Richard Barnct, and others; Shklar (1986); Linger (1986); and Kelman (1987). 11. Christian (1994), pp. 102-114. 12. Owen (1992). 13. Wortman (1976), p. 288. 38 THOMAS C. ), p, 110; Owen (1991), ch. 3; quotation from Shepelev (1981), p. 107. 15. Shepelev (1981), pp.

4. Keenan (1986), p. 132, argued persuasively that the outwardly "monarchic and autocratic" Russian state functioned according to complex "oligarchic and bureaucratic" rules within the walls of the Kremlin, 5. Owen (1992). 6. Owen (1991), pp. 13-14. 7. Moore (1966), p. 415. The contributions of late medieval estates to constitutionalism is stressed in Hintze (1975). 8. Only one tsarist minister consistently endorsed the concept of the pravovoe gosudarstvo: Acting Minister of Trade and Industry Mikhail M.

4 A distinction must be drawn between the rule of law and rule through law. The vast number and complexity of the laws promulgated by Russian autocrats had nothing to do with the defense of human rights or limits on the power of the tsar. K RULE O1; LAW 25 regiment society by means of statutory compulsion and restriction. The law functioned as an administrative device, not as a set of rales to be obeyed by state officials. 6 This analytical term supplements Max Weber's classic trio of the primary modes of political legitimacy: (1) tradition, which Peter the Great and Lenin flouted; (2) charisma, which Nicholas II and Stalin lacked; and (3) legality based on reason and expertise, which tsars and commissars universally despised.

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