Review of the concepts of legal anomie in foreign and domestic socio-legal thought

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Occupation: Head of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Institute of Law,Togliatti State University
Affiliation: Togliatti state University
Address: Russian Federation, Togliatti
Occupation: Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Institute of Law, Togliatti State University
Affiliation: Togliatti state University
Address: Russian Federation, Togliatti
Journal nameGosudarstvo i pravo
EditionIssue 11

The article examines the approaches that exist in relation to the understanding of legal anomie in the works of foreign researchers. The history of the emergence of this concept is analyzed, the relationship between legal and social in the process of conducting relevant research is considered. Concludes that there are several approaches to understanding anomie in general and its legal component in particular. The conditions of occurrence of legal anomie are identified and classified. It is noted that some of these conditions are also present in the Russian Federation. Based on the study of the existing criteria for the allocation of types of social and legal anomie, the authors proposed own classification of the types and concepts of legal anomie. The conclusion is formulated about the applicability of foreign concepts of anomie from the perspective of domestic approaches and traditions to legal research.

Keywordsforeign jurisprudence, scientific research, legal uncertainty, legal concepts, sociological approach, legal anomie
AcknowledgmentThe study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation Grant No. 23-28-00176,
Publication date04.12.2023
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