10-7-08 - LAW AND SOCIETY Sovereignty resides in the nation...

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10/7/08 LAW AND SOCIETY Sovereignty resides in the nation State is representative of and accountable to the people Self-Determination is the right of the people to rule themselves State power is limited by law; institutionally separated (executive, legislative, judicial) Rule of law means that laws are created, amended, interpreted, and enforced by legal institutions and agents acting legally. Justice requires that laws be universally and fairly enforced (same laws, courts, and penalties for all) People have rights that are defined and protected by law Society is composed of the people and institutions within the state’s territorial and legal jurisdiction. Nation is “a people” who (think they)b share a common history and culture (language?), whose interests are of common concern, and whose security and rights are the responsibility of the state. Minorities are groups of people whose identities and interests differ from majority groups; justice and the rule of law
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2009 for the course LAWSO 1 taught by Professor Spearit during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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10-7-08 - LAW AND SOCIETY Sovereignty resides in the nation...

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