Category Archives: law

World interest in human rights

Global interest in human rights might be associated with the growing influence of the legal system over the political system. This hypothesis is based on the assumption that the moment we speak of human rights we step beyond the nation state, … Continue reading

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Duties & Rights

This post attempts to continue the global brain research. Under stratified social order, duties are far more important than rights. In stratified society, duties come along with social strata, as the nobility were obligated to protect the peasants, among other duties. Noblesse … Continue reading

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Coding/programming & form/content

Levi at Larval Subjects wrote: I once knew a person who had been raised as a rightwing Christian fundamentalist, a real true believer, and that then became a Marxist atheist in college. The curious thing was that while the content … Continue reading

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Politics, War, and Law

This research thread is related to the recently published article on “Futures of a distributed memory: A global brain wave measurement (1800–2000)“. Consider these two Google Books ngrams, which represent the top words associated with the political system and the … Continue reading

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Human rights and global law

This is related to the global brain research. There was no functionally differentiated legal system (or political, economic, or any other autonomous function system) as such under stratification. Or if there were any such systems, they were overruled by stratification. … Continue reading

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More thoughts on complexity

I found this comment posted on the Niklas Luhmann Group to be very helpful: A system can only be less complex than the environment otherwise it couldn’t make a difference between itself and the environment. But by reducing complexity the … Continue reading

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The law as the last hope for democracy?

Some tentative thoughts … The United States has seen increasing tension between politics and the law. President Obama, faced with an obstructionist Congress, adopted the tactic of signing executive orders, which were then subjected to litigation. Now President Trump, despite … Continue reading

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