Subject of Sociology of Law in the Legal Order of Modern Globalized Society


Slobodan Petrović – Faculty of Social Sciences Belgrade, University of Business Academy Novi Sad, Bulevar umetnosti 2A, Belgrade, Serbia

Sociology of law;
Legal order;
Social behavior;
Globalized society;


Abstract: The state is a social community that represents a multitude of individuals and the interactions between them. From this, we conclude that the state is a legal and a social being.

Max Weber claimed that the assignment of sociology is “to understand so­cial behavior through interpretation.” Both then and today, the subject of the sociology of law is social behavior.

The legal order encompasses, analyzes, and acts on the actions performed by persons as citizens or bodies of the state who interpret their behavior. The state is a social reality within the legal order because all individuals be­longing to the same state constitute a unity, i.e., one state’s population. The population is one of the three basic elements of the state. According to these same constituents, the sociology that studies the state is interested in ana­lyzing that behavior.

This paper will specifically analyze human behavior oriented towards the legal order, the normative character of the state, the problem of society in a globalized world, and the impact of globalization on the legal system through the movement of individuals in legal systems and societies.

7th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2021 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 27, 2021

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