Counsel in the Caucasus: Professionalization and Law in by Christopher P. M. Waters

By Christopher P. M. Waters

Winner of the Hart/Socio-Legal reports organization e-book Prize for Early profession lecturers, 2005. This e-book strains the improvement of the rule of thumb of legislation in Georgia in view that its independence and speculates on its destiny course. It does so via targeting alterations within the felony occupation after 1991. Intriguingly, the publication, that is in response to vast field-work, concludes that tradition and casual legislation are key to knowing how Georgian attorneys are ruled, or fairly govern themselves. certainly, for a number of years after independence from the Soviet Union there has been no functioning legislations on legal professionals; casual law, in line with the significance of acceptance and networks, was once the one kind of legislation. different subject matters addressed within the publication comprise Georgia's felony heritage, its present human rights scenario, theories of professionalization, and the hyperlink among legislation and improvement. The publication additionally compares the Georgian adventure to that country's South Caucasian pals - Armenia and Azerbaijan - hence rounding the booklet out as a neighborhood examine.

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Eit. note 9, 166. Cited in Jones, op. eit. note 63, 422. , 422. Suny, Making ~fthe Georgiml Nation, op. eit. note 9, 180-181. The new provisional government of the Georgian Democratic Republic was primarily Menshevik, which handily took the majority of seats in the Parliament, directly elected in February 1919. 69 The Mensheviks under the leaders hip of Noi Zhordania believed Georgia would gradually evolve towards a Marxist state but meanwhile governed in what was essentially a social democratic manner.

Nationalism and History:The PolWes ofNation Building in Post-SovietArmenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, Toronto 1994,130-136 (hereinafter "Populism in Georgia"). Following the disastrous war in the breakaway republic of Abkhazia in the early 1990s, the government ordered the construction of astatue of King David to be placed in front of one ofTbilisi's Intourist hotels housing refugees from the war. The prominently placed statue stands in contrast to the blue tarpaulins hanging on the refugees' balconies.

1,1-47. Legal pluralism has also been called "the key concept in a post-modern view of law": B. de Sousa San tos, "Law:A Map ofMisreading. Toward a Post-Modern Conception ofLaw", 14 Journal qf Law and Soeiety 1987 No. 3, 279-302, 297. Z. Tamanaha, "A Non-EssentialistVersion ofLegal Pluralism", 27 Journal of Law and Society 2000 No. 2, 296-321. Merry, op. eit. note 55,869-870. Griffiths, op. eit. note 55 at 39. Tamanaha,op. eit. note 56,299 (in turn citing his article "The Folly of the 'Social Scientific' Concept ofLegal Pluralism", 20 Journal qf Law & Soeiety 1993 No.

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