Conceptualizations of the Law 2

Conceptualizations of the Law 2 - 1 Law& the Political...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Law & the Political Process Conceptualizations of the Law 2 This course will explore the role of law as a political instrument. – What is law? – What is politics? 3 Law 1 a (1) : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority (2) : the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules (3) : common law b (1) : the control brought about by the existence or enforcement of such law (2) : the action of laws considered as a means of redressing wrongs; also : litigation (3) : the agency of or an agent of established law c : a rule or order that it is advisable or obligatory to observe d : something compatible with or enforceable by established law e : control authority 4 Law 2 a often capitalized : the revelation of the will of God set forth in the Old Testament b capitalized : the first part of the Jewish scriptures : pentateuch torah — see bible table 3 : a rule of construction or procedure <the laws of poetry> 4 : the whole body of laws relating to one subject 5 a : the legal profession b : law as a department of knowledge : jurisprudence c : legal knowledge 6 a : a statement of an order or relation of phenomena that so far as is known is invariable under the given conditions b : a general relation proved or assumed to hold between mathematical or logical expressions— at law : under or within the provisions of the law <enforceable at law > 5 Politics 1 a : the art or science of government b : the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy c : the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government 2 : political actions, practices, or policies 3 a : political affairs or business; especially : competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government) b : political life especially as a principal activity or profession c : political activities characterized by artful...
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