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Who are the legal nihilists in Russia?

Citation

Hendley, Kathryn (2012). Who are the legal nihilists in Russia?. Post-Soviet Affairs, 28(2), 149-186.

Abstract

The popular media, both Russian and Western, portray legal nihilism—at its core, a lack of respect for law—as a serious problem for Russia. This article uses data collected in 2004 and 2006 as part of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Study of the Higher School of Economics to examine the incidence of legal nihilism in Russia and to investigate who the legal nihilists are and what characteristics tend to be associated with legal nihilism. The effects of a number of characteristics, including political participation, political attitudes, the role of material and emotional well-being, and age, are analyzed.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/1060-586X.28.2.149
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.2747/1060-586X.28.2.149

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

Post-Soviet Affairs

Author(s)

Hendley, Kathryn