Viche 2007 5

5, 2007

Power of law like political and legal phenomenon

An idea power of law is rarely met in political, legal and philosophical-legal researches. And what is more, maybe, except for the known philosopher and lawyer of the end of XIX beginning of X centuries I.A. Ilyin, this idea was not, at least in native lawyers researches, provided with the status of gnoeological category of jurisprudence. And as to the grant to this term a status of instrumental, pragmatic character, it will not be practically exposed beyond the bounds of political and journalistic introductions; but for all that the definitions given to it by one or another authors-journalists are, naturally, quite different and can not have pretensions of being a legal idea (the basis for reasoning in the context of state and legal policy).