Кодификация как социально-историческое явление. Рецензия на книгу: Csaba Varga. Codification as a socio-historical phenomenon. 2nd ed. Budapest: Szent Istvan Tarsulat, 2011. 431 p.
This article deals with the key ideas, theses, and schemes which are elaborated in the book of the Hungarian researcher Csaba Varga. The reviewed book is focused on the issues of codification. Professor Varga pays particular attention to interconnection of codification projects and the social, cultural environment in which these projects are conceived and carried out. Even if the techniques of codification are similar or analogous to each other, this does not guarantee similarity or identity of the reached results. Such results are summing up from a multitude of different variables. The monograph of Csaba Varga examines these variables, and a special accent is made on analysis of the ideals which are pursued by initiators of codification projects. A total codification of law or creation of a gapless and consistent legal system is, in Professor Varga’s opinion, nothing but a utopian dream which nevertheless plays a decisive role in codification. The author of the reviewed volume proposes a complex and multifaceted classification of different kinds of systematization of legal norms. He stresses interdependence between the strategies of codification and the types of legal culture, the social and economical tasks to be achieved as a result of the codification.