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legalism

strict adherence to the law, especially the stressing of the letter of the law rather than its spirit.
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Indeed, the instrumental theory of liberal legalism shows why a power-maximizing government will adopt liberal policies that many people find attractive on normative grounds.
Managers of foreign investor companies (including both Western firms and East Asian firms) will have a greater preference for legalism than will their local Chinese counterparts.
Historically, Legalism comprises two elements: (a) autonomy--that is, the legal system operating largely independently of the executive, whether King, Emperor or State bureaucracy and (b) the capacity of the independent system to develop and change the law through processes internal to it that are, or purport to be, logical and scientific.
Based on findings, among the components of the quality of working life, the components of fair payment, opportunities for growth, social affiliation, legalism and the general atmosphere of life are affected by the alienation of teachers' work.
Of course, we do not have such information, in part because of limitations in available facts (e.g., we do not know judges' propensities for legalism) and in part because of philosophical disagreements (e.g., we do not have a uniform definition of determinacy).
In making this argument, Leebaw is careful to note that dealing with impunity and trauma are vital tasks and that we should not discard legalism and restorative justice.
The styles of debate careen between the judge's legalism and the defendant's lapses into poetry.
That was my question as I read this book, but perhaps in Kantian fashion it is what must be the case if the masses are to be constantly reassured that they have a role to play in modern government, even if their will is blunted at every turn by bureaucracies, legalism, and wealth.
peculiar relationship between legalism, the public sphere, and
Legalism replaces the direct action of strikes or other challenges to the rule of capital.
As Kelemen puts it, the process of European integration is encouraging the spread of a European variant of adversarial legalism (Eurolegalism): the existing institutional and cultural landscape of European legal systems will not block the spread of adversarial legalism (adversarial legalism is emerging as a dominant mode of governance in the European Union).
Legalism has triumphed over common sense in this case.