[Government, Law and Society]
Government, Law and Society
This document hopes to integrate political contexts into common reading practices,
to show the impact of politics on daily life. With collections that don't compress
issues into four-minute morality plays (as the television news do at their most
comprehensive), this collection may enable readers to find connections with peoples
around the world who live under the global socioeconomic system which affects us all.
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Though primary documents of political work (laws, decrees and court decisions)
effect changes in social organization, they are be difficult to read,
seldom contextualize themselves by citing what interests are served by their
passage, and always act on behalf of a specific theory of political relations.
Political theory examines and shapes the structures which govern. Here are some
basic texts which view political phenomena through theoretical language, to
advocate particular beliefs about social, economic, and political order.