National Soft Law in the Information Society


  • Ivan Usenkov
  • Marina Davydova
  • Alexandr Konstantinov



The article is devoted to the study of acts of national soft law and to identify their advantages and disadvantages in the context of determining the possibility of solving with its help, the problems of legal regulation, generated, inter alia, by the informatization and globalization of law, for example, the problem of instability of legislation. Methods such as formal logic, systemic and structural analysis, thought experiments, legal forecasting, and modeling using ideal models are applied. The following official documents are considered to constitute acts of national soft law because they are commonly used in domestic legal regulations: official explanations, planning documents, and recommendations. Such documents have been investigated for their impact on the stability of the Russian legal system. National soft laws have shown their significant potential in this area, because they, first of all, possess greater stability than traditional laws, and secondly, they are able to avoid additional legislative changes.


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