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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In Europe and North America, a number of legal theorists only rediscovered Pashukanis’s work in the late s. Law and Society Series Paperback: Much is hidden behind the will of the commodity owner: The new States who under mercantile Capitalism would have had the space to develop via protectionism were subjected to the new rule of free trade.

Meanwhile, he launched his career as a legal scholar. Don’t have a Kindle?

The merit of the Section of Law of the Communist Academy consists, among other things, in the fact that it has avoided this seductive path. Translated by Peter B.

As a result, Pashukanis started to revise his theory of state. This is nothing other than an attempt to translate into the language of legal definitions the idea which lay at the basis of the New Economic Policy. However, if law is indeed a by-product of capitalism it cannot be said to have an evgeeny legal-form. English Choose a language for shopping. Pwshukanis on reaching this level of interpretation.

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Evgeny Pashukanis

The article is called Evgeny Pashukanis: Commodity-Form Theory allows us to more materially understand the underlying politico-economic forces underpinning law. English translation Original Language: Universal Political Equivalent and Legal Form Marx notes that out of all of the commodities, over time, arises one commodity which can be used in exchange for all other commodities.


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

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Commodity-Form Theory sees nothing autonomous about law. Law, is therefore, a set of rules imposed upon the population through the violence of capital. In his new introduction, Dragan Milovanovic discusses the life of Pashukanis, Marx and the commodity-exchange theory of law, and the historical lessons of Pashukanis’s work.

Marx notes that out pashkuanis all of the commodities, over time, arises one commodity which can be used in exchange for all other commodities. In he was transferred to full-time academic duties as a member of the Communist Academy.

Evgeny Pashukanis: Commodity-Form Theory of Law

This book will be of interest to sociologists, criminologists, and political scientists interested in issues of law and Marxism. He also held a post in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was an adviser to the Soviet embassy in Berlinhelping to draft the Rapallo Treaty of Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Opposition of the Materialistic and Idealistic Outlook?

Simultaneously, he was partly instrumental in launching the journal The Revolution of the Law which appeared under the auspices of the Communist Academy. In this particular essay Pashukanis seems successfully to have accommodated himself to the fact that the legal form was embryonically present in pre-capitalist modes of production.

Under Capitalism, law is equally applied to social relations but its impact is unequal due to the economic advantages each person, household and entity holds.

Comrade Stuchka is absolutely right in emphasizing the significance of state power in the process of accelerating the transition from one mode of production to another. We know that, as a result of colonialism, the world is under the capitalist regime. Pages with related products.


Sometimes law is a supernatural entity who knows more than we do. The inequity of free-trade law becomes apparent when one considers the reality that young markets lack the capital to fend off large influxes of capital competition into their markets.

But in regard to the question of subjective legal capacity it was necessary to introduce a new and general idea. But we conclude from this, that in granting and protecting civil-law rights, the proletarian state by no means intended to develop the forces of production in all instances. At the time, the Julian calendar was in use in Russia; according to this calendar, he was born on 10 February. The problem posed by Stuchka is much broader and we are not in disagreement with it.

Conclusion Commodity-Form Theory allows us to more materially understand the underlying politico-economic forces underpinning law. I tried in my work to show that for the Marxist it is not necessary to follow this example, i.

In Augusthe became a judge in Moscow. Any person can sue another but a suit costs money. The person with means need not consider the law because he or she has access to private space. Law Political philosophy more If law were truly autonomous its character would transcend material paradigms.

The category of the legal subject corresponds to the category of the value of labour. For this we need neither deny the existence of feudal law nor convert it into bourgeois law.