Dissemination Issues of Legal Information: The Past and the Present

  • Svetlana N. RevinaEmail author
  • Anna V. Sidorova
  • Aleksey L. Zakharov
  • Grigory F. Tselniker
  • Sergey A. Kurushin
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


Relevance The whole human history is characterized by unequal access to legal information, as it is well known, inequality—is a source of social instability that leads to a tension, and an increase in the number of offenses.

The goal is specified in the following tasks: The authors specify the following objectives:
  • Investigate the causes, the conditions of information inequality in the field of dissemination of legal information at various historical stages of the law development in Russia and in foreign countries;

  • Define their position on controversial issues that can arise during the study;

  • Analyze the ways and means to overcome information inequality.

Conclusions In modern society, access to legal information, provided for a public use, in the vast majority is provided by communication technology. To date, the most important problems in this area are the availability of information, information inequality and its separate type—the digital divide. It is very difficult to overcome them, because the level of information inequality is growing rapidly with the development of information and communication technologies. And the problem is worldwide.


Information inequality Limited access to information Legal information Digital divide Offense 



The authors are grateful to the Director of Institute of Law of Samara State University of Economics, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Professor, A. A. Pavlushina, as well as the first Vice-chancellor for Academic and Educational Work, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Professor, V. V. Bolgova for valuable critical comments and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana N. Revina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anna V. Sidorova
    • 1
  • Aleksey L. Zakharov
    • 1
  • Grigory F. Tselniker
    • 1
  • Sergey A. Kurushin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Law of Samara State University of EconomicsSamaraRussia

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