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Legal Reforms in Russia: Visible Steps, Obvious Gaps, and an Invisible Hand?


  • Alexander Blankenagel


This paper surveys and evaluates the current state of legal reform in Russia. Particular attention is payed to the reform of constitutional and public law, institution building, and legal training. The paper identifies many cases of inefficient legal institutions which indicate some fundamental problems in the understanding of mechanics of legal regulations.

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  • Alexander Blankenagel, 2000. "Legal Reforms in Russia: Visible Steps, Obvious Gaps, and an Invisible Hand?," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 156(1), pages 1-99, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:jinste:urn:sici:0932-4569(200003)156:1_99:lrirvs_2.0.tx_2-b

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    1. Mathilde Mesnard, 2001. "L'insuffisance de l'explication légale pour rendre compte des difficultés de la transition russe en matière de « corporate governance »," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 6(1), pages 519-542.
    2. Christa Hainz, 2007. "Business Groups in Emerging Markets: Financial Control and Sequential Investments," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 163(2), pages 336-355, June.
    3. Christa Hainz, 2006. "Business Groups in Emerging Markets – Financial Control and Sequential Investment," CESifo Working Paper Series 1763, CESifo Group Munich.
    4. John Marangos, 2011. "Social Change versus Transition: The Political Economy of Institutions and Transitional Economies," Forum for Social Economics, Springer;The Association for Social Economics, vol. 40(1), pages 119-137, April.
    5. Christa Hainz, 2006. "Business Groups in Emerging Markets-Financial Control & Sequential Investment," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp830, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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    JEL classification:

    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
    • P30 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - General


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