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Basic Law as an Instrument for Legal and Socio-political Transformations (towards the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation)

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This paper is devoted to a new approach to understanding the role of the Basic Law in the life of society as a tool for managing major social and economic changes. Analyzing the distinctive features of the emergence, internal structure and functioning of the current Constitution of the Russian Federation, the author substantiates the assertion that ‘the constitution is a way by which one social system gives rise to another social system.’

About the Author

Sergey Shakhray
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Vice-Rector, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University (1 Leninskie Gory, GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russia)


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Shakhray S. Basic Law as an Instrument for Legal and Socio-political Transformations (towards the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation). Russian Law Journal. 2014;2(1):29-40.

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