Political Feminism And Marx 's Theory Versus Liberalism

2513 WordsMay 4, 201511 Pages
What role does liberalism play in socio-legal theory? How do the theories you’ve chosen address law’s liberalism? Natural law, Legal Feminism and Marx’s theory versus Liberalism. What role does liberalism play in socio-legal theory? Liberalism is a theory where the rule of law is based on principles of equality and freedom. The first principles for this theory came from the classical liberalism while the latter principles known are more obvious in social liberalism. The first liberals embraced a wide range of practices depending on their point of views of these philosophies, but in general, they supported ideas and behaviors such as freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, civil rights, secular governments and democratic societies. Of course this is very easy to understand and explain nowadays, after so many authors have struggled to defined what liberalism really is and seeks. Using theories of Natural law, Legal Feminism and Marx’s theory versus Liberalism, this paper will analyze the implication of rights for each theory and how they can be used in a negative and/or positive way within the socio-legal framework. Indeed, for many years, philosophers have sought to encounter a definition to liberalism, though their attempts have revolved around abstract and philosophical arguments to come to a ‘neutral’ definition, which accordingly to Suda (2000, p. 140) can be: “Liberalism is above all a system of thought which puts at the center of its preoccupations
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