11 Yale J. Int'l L. 297 (1985-1986)
Law, Theory, and Politics: The Dilemma of Soviet Psychiatry

handle is hein.journals/yjil11 and id is 303 raw text is: THE YALE JOURNAL
OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Volume 11, Number 2, Spring 1986
Articles
Law, Theory, and Politics: The Dilemma
of Soviet Psychiatry
M. Gregg Bloche
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
INTRODUCTION .......................................................... 298
I. DETERMINISM AND RESPONSIBILITY: SOME PRELIMINARY ETHICAL
CONSIDERATIONS ........................................................ 301
A. Early Uses of Medicine to Repress Dissent .............................  301
B. The Political Context of Therapy .....................................  304
II. THE HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL ROOTS OF MODERN SOVIET
PSYCHIATRY .............................................................. 306
A.  Historical Roots  ...................................................  306
B.  Theoretical Roots ..................................................  307
III. THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PSYCHIATRIC INTERNMENT OF SOVIET
DISSIDENTS .............................................................. 312
A.  Krushchevian Reform  ..............................................  312
B.  Criminal Commitment .............................................    316
C.  Civil Commitment .................................................   327
IV. DISSENT AS DISEASE: THE EVOLUTION OF PYSCHIATRIC THEORY IN THE
SOVIET UNION ........................................................... 333
A. A Genetic Theory Emerges: The Snezhnevsky System ...................  334
B. An Older Diagnostic Construct: Paranoid Psychopathy ...................  346
C. Forensic Diagnosis and Value Premises ................................  349
V. IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM .............        353
A. The Current Style of Activism: Confrontation and Castigation ............  353
B. Towards a New Activism ............................................   358

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