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Введение в чистое учение о праве Ганса Кельзена

Иештедт М.

This article is the foreword to «Pure Theory of Law» by Hans Kelsen reedited in 2008. The author of this article, M. Jestaedt, mentions the most common mistakes and misunderstandings suffered by the legal theory of Kelsen. Jestaedt also stresses ambiguity in reception of Kelsenian ideas. He describes the context of creation and publication of «Pure Theory of Law», and accentuates the revolutionary character of this book for its époque. Jestaedt underlines the role the adherents and neophytes of Hans Kelsen played in development of his legal doctrine. Among the most important ideas of this doctrine Jestaedt cites those about self-referential character of law and about purity. Kelsen requires such purity from the methodology of legal studies and not from law which is the  object of these studies.