Release:2017, Vol. 3. №4
About the authors:Pavel S. Zhvavy, Undergraduate Student, Institute of State and Law, University of Tyumen; firstname.lastname@example.org
This article analyzes such notions as “legal nihilism” and “legal idealism” and their historical and cultural backgrounds. The authors try to answer the question of how to employ this socio-legal phenomenon in contemporary Russia.
They conclude that overcoming of legal nihilism is a very complicated and lengthy process. It can be achieved by increasing the level of legal culture (besides the culture in general); promoting justice; preventing crime; improving legislation; mass legal education; strengthening the rule of law, state discipline; respect for a person’s personality, his/her rights and freedoms; training highly qualified lawyers; a law reform.