|About the Book|
The text begins by presenting general considerations on the rule of law after communism, and then moves its focus inward to consider more particular problems. Part one of the book involves the exploration of the concept of the rule of law itself and the second part considers its most explicitly developed application: constitutionalism. The third part looks into some of the moral dilemmas that are opened up when an attempt is made to adapt law to confront an often distasteful past - not all traces of which have passed. In the fourth part of the book the distinctive problems of crime in post-communist societies is examined, and part five deals with some international implications and ambitions stimulated by the collapse of communism and its aftermath.