The general development of law and procedure may be viewed as passing through the following stages: first, charismatic legal revelation through ‘‘law prophets’’; second, empirical creation and finding of law by legal honoratiores; . Is Weber’s thesis more valid for civil law systems, with its heavy immersion in Roman law, than it is for common law, let alone for socialist law or Moslem law?
Once again it would be necessary to develop appropriate legal indicators to measure the degree to which legal notables—lawyers, judges, and high-level civil servants—introduce new rules and new interpretations of existing legal norms in the course of administering justice.
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As an epiphenomenon of the superstructure, it provides a rationale or ideology for preserving the existing class relations in a capitalist economy.
Concepts of property and contract, for example, become instrumentalities for maintaining and reproducing class hegemony.
For decades, Parsons was the leading macrosociological theorist in the United States, making singular contributions to structural functionalism and to a general theory of action.
Focusing on the action of social systems, Parsons developed a ‘‘four-function paradigm.’’ According to Parsons, every society faces four subsystem problems: adaptation, goal attainment, integration, and pattern maintenance or latency (AGIL).
It is a testament, however, to the intriguing character of Durkheim’s thesis that it continues to evoke the interest of researchers (Baxi 1974; Schwartz 1974; Sheleff 1975).