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Out of and into authoritarian law

by A. Sajo(ed.)
Out of and into authoritarian law by A. Sajo
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The essays in this collection reflect on the promises, hopes and fears dominant in the narratives on and realities of doing away with authoritarian regimes. The experiences of post-communist transition are matched with accounts on authoritarian traits present in established constitutional democracies and on authoritarian inclusions preserved in the new regimes in the post-transition phase. The essays combine first-hand insider accounts with interdisciplinary scholarly analysis. The first part of the collection focuses on considerations marking the way out of authoritarian - not restricted to socialist - regimes. The second part centres around experiences and problems which surface following the days of totalitarianism, both in newly emerged democracies and in well-established constitutional systems. Issues covered range from police practices to the role of the "people" in post-authoritarian regimes. The dilemma transparent in all essays is whether "coming out" of authoritarianism is possible at all.
BRILL; January 2002
323 pages; ISBN 9789047403210
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Title: Out of and into authoritarian law
Author: A. Sajo