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Political Science
POLI 100
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Chapter 8 Laws Constitutionalism and FederalismthIn the late 19 century the West became a lawgoverned society ie the decisions of its rulers were codified to limit the exercise of arbitrary power and to provide predictability Spread of western conceptions of law is derived from the proliferation of western ideas of StateoUsed to be that authoritative rulemaking was inclusive to various groups like tribes or religious authoritiesoLegislatures became common and lawmaking practices became a civilizing mission and part of the legislative monopoly oEmphasis on legal positivism ie the law is what the state says it isTwo functions of the lawoRule by lawconcern is the authoritative allocations of societal values laws are created to regulate human conductIn order for these laws to function they must have public acceptance and be appro
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