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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 135
Professor
Hocin Fetni
Semester
Fall

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SOCI 135 Class 5 09/12/2013 Think of topic for paper—add a sociological theorists perspective to strengthen the argument Midterm will be 1 hour long with 10 MC and an essay The material will be something we most definitely covered in class Legal transplant—when you have a legal system that you try and impose on another country or  rules/laws that other states borrow from another society—you must consider if that nation will actually  accept the legal components they borrow Law is really not autonomous  Sociological Theorists: Karl Marx (1818­1883) Superstructure vs. Infrastructure superstructure is the government including the army and especially the rule of law Infrastructure is the rule of production including factories, etc. in government systems that are not  capitalistic Haves vs. Have­Nots or Rich vs. Proletarian The haves own the government (Superstructure) because the state really only works to promote the  wellbeing of the wealthy The have­nots aka the people own the rule of production (Infrastructure) Demonstrates the class struggle and how that is largely economically based that are the internal dynamics  of a capitalistic  society 6 people who own Walmart have wealth that is equivalent to the wealth of thousands of average people In capitalism, the rule of law is a tool of exploitation People argue that imperialism is how capitalism saved itself from collapse In a Marxist perspective the rule of law in capitalism is perceived as a tool of subjugation because the elite  use the rule of law to exploit the poor Socialism vs. Communism Capitalism formation Started by the band (large group of people), the chieftain (differentiation from the band), then a tribe forms,  then the state gains power Once capitalism fails you turn to soci
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