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Legal Policy
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I. Definition – II. Actors and Procedure – III. Criteria and Context

I. Definition

Legal policy is the guiding force behind legislation in the modern state (III). It seeks to respond to social situations, interests, and needs by analyzing and assessing the situations, defining the interests, and evaluating the needs. Today the shaping of society embodied in policy (Politics) is largely accomplished throu…

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Starck, Christian, “Legal Policy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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