Justice in Luritz: Experiencing Socialist Law in East Germany

Justice in Luritz: Experiencing Socialist Law in East Germany

by Inga Markovits
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

"This is a marvelous book. It is beautifully written—Markovits has a wonderful, elegant, moving style; and the whole enterprise is informed by a passion for understanding, a gift for generalization, and a deep knowledge of the society and its people. It is a delight to read. There is nothing quite like this book in the literature."—Lawrence M. Friedman,

See more details below

Overview

"This is a marvelous book. It is beautifully written—Markovits has a wonderful, elegant, moving style; and the whole enterprise is informed by a passion for understanding, a gift for generalization, and a deep knowledge of the society and its people. It is a delight to read. There is nothing quite like this book in the literature."—Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School

"Justice in Lüritz provides a fascinating perspective on everyday life in East Germany—its petty squabbles, its dictatorial character, and its citizens' efforts to carve out a space for themselves. Engagingly written and discerning, this is a major accomplishment."—Konrad H. Jarausch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Editorial Reviews

Die Zeit
Praise for the original German edition: "A wonderful book.
— Uwe Wesel
Frankfurter Allgemeine
Praise for the original German edition: "Brilliant. . . . It's astonishing what [Markovits] unearthed. . . . The history of East German law will never be written in a more readable or deeply likeable way . . . or with such freshness and proximity to the subject.
— Michael Stolleis
From the Publisher

Co-Winner of the 2011 J. Willard Hurst Book Prize for Sociolegal History, Law and Society Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691143484
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Jarausch
Justice in Lüritz provides a fascinating perspective on everyday life in East Germany—its petty squabbles, its dictatorial character, and its citizens' efforts to carve out a space for themselves. Engagingly written and discerning, this is a major accomplishment.
Konrad H. Jarausch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Michael Stolleis
Praise for the original German edition: "Brilliant. . . . It's astonishing what [Markovits] unearthed. . . . The history of East German law will never be written in a more readable or deeply likeable way . . . or with such freshness and proximity to the subject.
Michael Stolleis, "Frankfurter Allgemeine"
Friedman
This is a marvelous book. It is beautifully written—Markovits has a wonderful, elegant, moving style; and the whole enterprise is informed by a passion for understanding, a gift for generalization, and a deep knowledge of the society and its people. It is a delight to read. There is nothing quite like this book in the literature.
Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School
Uwe Wessel
Praise for the original German edition: "A wonderful book.
Uwe Wessel, "Zeit Online"

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >