Ruling the Represented: Understanding Politics in Laws

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Md. Sohel Rana


A law-less society is arguably perilous for both the weak and the strong living in it. Social construction with laws with compromising
characters roots into political consensus which also works as the basis for civilization, especially at an immature stage. Public choice
on the questions related to statehood, for myriad reasons, is a basic term to understand relations between politics and law. With a set of
arguments, we will focus to sense the genesis of consensus in laws adopted by nations. The process of „consensus-urged-laws‟ fundamentally and inevitably connects politics. Of course, every law goes through a fundamental political process, but in the disciplinary
typology, these two are different. This work intends to find public connection with national laws that have judgmental relativity
terminologically-the „soft law‟; not laws with scopes for concrete judgment i.e. the „hard laws‟. With this in mind, civil public laws,
public policies and institutional procedures may be considered lying in one category and criminal laws on the other. We will roam within
the first one, as laws-with-relativity or soft laws are much vulnerable for misinterpretation and misuse thereby. Normative approaches to solve socio-political problems are often seen to have failed getting responded by the legal systems when issues with less or no Morales, sensitively connected to the common people led society; necessarily not the religious ones, but with mere „time‟s demands‟ may get democratically applauded-which basically is grounded on the course of majoritarian democracy. This juncture files a number of both theoretical and practical problems that might not be felt in a short run. Politics having basis only with, in this connection, popular representation does not act independently of values. It intends either to control to reach its own lands i.e. bearing almost every conformity for gaining legitimacy for ruling over the represented or gets bound to act according to the public choices.

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Md. Sohel Rana. (2021). Ruling the Represented: Understanding Politics in Laws. BiLD Law Journal, 2(1), 35–48. Retrieved from