Marksistskaia teoriia prava i stroitel抯tvo sotsializma, Revoliutsiia prava (), no.3, pp From Evgeny Pashukanis, Selected Writings on Marxism and Law . From Evgeny Pashukanis, Selected Writings on Marxism and Law (eds. P. Beirne & R. Sharlet), London & New York , pp Evgeny Pashukanis was born in of a Lithuanian family. He became a Bolshevik in and later was a Vice-Commissar of Justice and the editor of.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Opposition of the Materialistic and Idealistic Outlook? The category of the legal subject corresponds to the category of the value of labour. Share your thoughts with other customers. Top of the page. For every serious question of administration is connected with legal form not just by its external appearance but by its very essence.

Evgeny Pashukanis: General Theory of Law and Marxism ()

If communism is achieved, morality as it is typically understood will cease to perform any function. This book will be of interest to sociologists, criminologists, and political scientists interested in issues of law and Marxism. Can there be discussion of the question if the specific features of feudal law, and its particular form are related to the absence of the development of a commodity and money economy and to the primacy of relations in kind?

Any person can sue another but a suit costs money. However, if law is indeed a by-product of capitalism it cannot be said to have an actual legal-form. The categories most characteristic of bourgeois law?

It should also not be forgotten that the division of labour, and the exchange connected with it, are the essence of a phenomenon that appears earlier than the feudal system. That universal appeal is in relation to commodities. In this approach, the contrast between the principle of socialist planning and the principle of equivalent [exchange] or between the technical and social division of labour, achieves a decisive significance for the explanation of a whole series of incompletely formulated problems of a theory of law.


Money is a commodity.

Law sustains society through universal regulation. Inevitably, Pashukanis was branded an enemy of the revolution in January Private property first appears as movable property. Critical legal studies Comparative law Economic analysis International legal theory Legal history Philosophy of law Sociology of law.

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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It is not difficult to adduce a series of legal requirements of this type whose satisfaction and accordingly, the protection of the given right cannot be considered from the point of view of the development of the forces of production, but which can be considered quite naturally and must be considered by the court from the point of view of justice or fair exchange. However, having completely understood this latter category, we can also, as Marx further indicated, additionally explain the significance of the feudal forms of exploitation.

What gives law its legal form is its autonomy.

If the law states that all people in the country cannot eat in public but there are those without private dwellings or the means to utilise private spaces such as restaurants for consuming food then this equal application does serve one and not the other. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Write a customer review. Retrieved from ” https: Is declaring this the equivalent of asserting that the proletarian state has created small peasant farms with their atomization and their inability to relate to the external world other than through the market and market exchange?


Can the development of the forces of production serve as the criterion for the determination of whether or not this right is subject to legal protection? Pashukanis’s “commodity-exchange” theory of law spearheaded a perspective that traced the form of law, not to class interests, but to capital logic itself. Fetishism It is easy to find appeal in the idea that we are all equal under the law. At the time, the Julian calendar was in use in Russia; according to this calendar, he was born on 10 February.

Sometimes law is a man who only thinks like a man and is missing the intelligence of a woman. It, therefore, becomes quite difficult to say that law alleviates economic power imbalances. As a result, Pashukanis started to revise his theory of state.

In fact of course, the conclusion required is by no means the consequence of a deus ex machina.

Law Political philosophy more Commodities are economic products. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In conclusion, a few remarks are in order with regard to the relationship between state and law. Commodity-Form Theory argues this thing called law has no legal form. Consequently, the question arose as to how these courts would exercise justice and upon what this justice would be based.

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For such inalienability is the inalienability of capitalist exploitation. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Generally, in the case of crime, the legal action belongs to the government which may deny you the right you believe yourself to have. Commodity-Form Theory sees nothing autonomous about law.