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Book Launch: 'Law and the Russian State'

Law has long been exiled to the periphery of Russian history, yet Russia’s pursuit of legality and legal reform stretches across three centuries and three distinct political regimes. Introducing his new book, William Pomeranz will analyze the essential features and continuities in Russian law that have enabled the state in its various incarnations to govern a diverse and dispersed multinational population. Pomeranz also will discuss how alternative understandings of law have periodically challenged the Russian state and its monopoly on power.

Date & Time

Feb. 7, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch: 'Law and the Russian State'

Law has long been exiled to the periphery of Russian history, yet Russia’s pursuit of legality and legal reform stretches across three centuries and three distinct political regimes. Introducing his new book, William Pomeranz analyzed the essential features and continuities in Russian law that have enabled the state in its various incarnations to govern a diverse and dispersed multinational population. Pomeranz also discussed how alternative understandings of law have periodically challenged the Russian state and its monopoly on power. 

This book will be available for purchase at the event. Reception to follow.

Speaker

William E. Pomeranz

William E. Pomeranz

Deputy Director, Kennan Institute

William Pomeranz, the Deputy Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, is an expert guide to the complexities of political and economic developments in Russia, particularly through the lens of law. He leverages extensive, hands-on experience in international and Russian jurisprudence to address a wide range of legal issues, from the development of Russia’s Constitution to human rights law to foreign investment and sanctions. He is also the author of Law and the Russian State: Russia's Legal Evolution from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin (Bloomsbury, 2018).

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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