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Politische Justiz unter Stalin im Umbruchjahrzehnt 1928-1938

Political justice under Stalin during the decade of turmoil between 1928 and 1938
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Zarusky, Jürgen

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Abstract "Courts and administrative justice were decisive instruments of Stalinist rule in the USSR. Especially during Stalin's 'Revolution from Above' in the late twenties and early thirties and in the Great Terror of 1937/38 political justice played an important role for the implementation of Stalinist politics. The special features of Stalinist political justice are its fictiousness with many thousands of falsified indictments, the staging of show trials and the coexistence of courts together with extrajudicial punishment 'by administrative means'." (author's abstract)
Keywords role; historical analysis; accused; secret service; law; USSR; dictatorship; contemporary history; judiciary; political lawsuit; political justice; stalinism; criminal proceedings; terrorism
Classification Political System, Constitution, Government; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; General History
Method descriptive study; historical
Document language German
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 53-75
Journal Totalitarismus und Demokratie, 8 (2011) 1
Issue topic Der stalinistische Massenterror
ISSN 1612-9008
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications