Source: (2013) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal. 16(3):187-235.

This contribution constitutes a hypothetical engagement of sorts between Pashukanis and Christie. It proceeds from the two-handed premise that Pashukanis is the premier Marxist theoretician of law and that Christie is the doyen of restorative justice theory. The primary objective of the essay is to develop a Pashukanist perspective on the theory of restorative justice, and it seeks to achieve this objective by reading Christie's theoretical insights against the core propositions of the commodity form theory of law. (excerpt)


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