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Marxism and Law

Hugh Collins


In this introduction to Marxism and the law, this book presents a unified and coherent view of Marxism, which it uses to examine the specific characteristics of legal institutions, rules, and ideals. The book pays particular attention to the place of ideology in law, the distinction between base and superstructure, and the destiny of law in a Communist society. Its principal theme is the Marxist critique of the ideal of the Rule of Law. The book argues that the main purpose of a Marxist theory of law is to expose the belief in the Rule of Law as being a subtle and pervasive ideology which serv ... More

Keywords: Marxism, legal institutions, rules, ideals, ideology in law, Communism, Rule of Law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1984 Print ISBN-13: 9780192851444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192851444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Collins, author
The London School of Economics