Legal Consciousness and Trust

Legal Consciousness and Trust

Kozyreva P.M.,

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), First Deputy Director of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of the Center for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute for Social Policy of the National Research University Higher School of Economics,

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Rubric: Russia today

For citation:

Kozyreva P.M. Legal Consciousness and Trust . – Polis. Political Studies. 2008. No. 4. P. 86. (In Russ.)


Moral principles being disregarded and legal norms being blurred as well as the absence of efficient legal mechanisms in modern Russian society are fraud by heavy losses. It is evident that Russia is still far away from turning respect for law into tradition and integral part of legal culture. The concept of legal consciousness, emphasizes the author, contains two basic ideas: first, solidness of law, and, second, trust among the people. Statistical data and the author’s analysis demonstrate that one of the most important goals in the current period remains the reformation of the judicial system towards its radical democratization, real independence of courts, overcoming the confrontation between citizens and legal structures.


Content No. 4, 2008

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