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Conceptualization of "public order" within Czech legal style

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Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Argumentation 2021
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Web Open access sborníku
Keywords public order; vague legal concept; national identification number; Czech legal style; normativism; formalism; social representations
Description In this paper, we report the findings of a part of a wider complex research related to social representations approach in understanding vague legal concepts. In the course of our research, we have explored our participants’ understanding of public order in a very similar setting to the one presented in this case. Their understanding seems to suggest that although public order points towards basic values of a given society, some of our partic-ipants suggest that it is a concept whose interpretation remains strictly legal, confining the judge to – sometimes incomplete – information pro-vided by formal legal sources or legal doctrine. While such a confinement may result in weak argumentation, we believe it may also be explainable in terms of normativist and formalistic tendencies present in the Czech legal culture (PDF) Conceptualization of 'Public Order' within Czech Legal Style. Available from:'Public_Order'_within_Czech_Legal_Style [accessed Jan 12 2022].
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