1st Edition

Producing Legality Law and Socialism in Cuba

By Marjorie Zatz Copyright 1994

    Producing Legality provides a window into the official construction of socialist legality in Cuba and the dissemination of this legal consciousness throughout the country. It links abstract theories of lawmaking and the state with the specific dilemmas confronting individual policymakers to detail the inner workings of the Cuban legal order.

    Acknowledgements Preface Part I: Context and Theoretical Framework 1. The Social Context: Daily Life in Cuba, 1985-1990 2. The Form and Content of Legality: Integrating Structure and Ideology Part II: Strategies for Producing Legality 3. Reaching a Consensus: The Process of Law Creation 4. Producing Jurists: Legal Education in Cuba 5. Legal Adaptions from Abroad Part III: the Daily Production and Reproduction of Legality 6. Lay Judges: Bi-directionaly Trasmitters of Legality 7. Dispute Resolution in the Workplace 8. Conclusions Epilogue References Appendices


    Marjorie S. Zatz

    "Marjorie Zatz has produced more than an unusually perceptive, theoretically challenging and empirically important work in the sociology of law, she has provided a model for comparative scholarship." -- William J. Chambliss, The George Washington University
    "This book is an invaluable opportunity for readers to see, through detailed accounts formed at close range, how those responsible for producing the reality of law and socialism in Cuba undertake and understand their work." -- John Hagan, University of Toronto