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Jim Davies

WDW215 Lecture #3 9/23/2013 7:28:00 AM Debate Pointers - Use citations, “In light of …” - Incorporate course materials and themes The idea of law and social change - how we access whether or not going to court will lead to social change Theory: conceptual categories that help use observe observable phenonomeons Methods: how we study things Positivisms: interpretisms Theory Testing: - does law follow or lead social change? Jerry Benthum - the pace of legal and social change, broad economic social changes, interpersonal relationships has change as we industrialized, family has changed, women needed to enter the workplace - Family law: 50/50 custody, reactive law, equal contributions - Technology; fingerprinting, traffic laws; - Instrumental in social change; proactive Weber: imperative coordination, specific commands from a given sources be obey by a given group law is a distinct type of authorities, customs, relationships, material : ideal motives - material interests change, need to make laws more entrenched, follow more or less if different societies - why is law so limited? People should follow.  CT: managing limited resources, where a conflict needs to be resolved - basic to major, revolution - law helps us to navigate when there is limited social connections - law can have direct and indirect effects - institutionalization: est of a norm w/provisions for its enforcements - internalization is a pattern of behaviours it’s the incorporation of value(s) into law, that institutionalization will be internalized - the way society is structured; social class, ones economics will shape the way you view certain laws - ideological resistance: doesn’t matter what the law says - organized opposition to social change: groups coming together to make the change bigger and more informative - individuals belief is hard to change, personal motivations - economic barriers to social change, related to social class, the way the labour market is structured can change how the law is viewed and accepted - cultural barriers: abit above the personal level, abit lower then social class, related to ideological resistance - McCain sees law as a law as a catalyst to social change, effects the strategies social activists - the fear of litigation can lead to organizations to social changes, because of fear of outcomes - law is not successful in changing the gender gap, due to limited employee participation, limited interests by federal authorities - changing individual understanding of themselves and their communities (heart, mind and social identity) Rosenburg - law on its own cant do much, changing on the ground, organizational activities, precedents from courts, officials involved in implantations - McCain would argue that
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