5.1 An Overview of Legal Powers

This overview of legal powers describes their nature, their relationship to other forms of power, and how they are analysed in this book.

5.1.1  The Scope of the Law

a positivist definition of law as a published body of enforceable rules

5.1.2  Key Characteristics of the Law

laws apply to everyone in a territory, and they are enduring

5.1.3  Relationships of Legal Powers

between separate legal institutions and with the Executive

5.1.4  Law as Coercive Morality

laws enforce morality with coercion by the State

5.1.5  Classification of Legal Powers

the structure of this book’s analysis of legal systems and the need for change



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