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All roads lead to property: Pashukanis, Christie and the theory of restorative justice.

Koen, Raymond
June 4, 2015

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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