Law Level

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Law Level refers to a facet of categorism being included in the law itself. May refer to national laws, as well as the bylaws of a local region within a nation.

This is one of the eight levels of categorism.

Intersections

As one of the eight levels of categorism, the law level can intersect with the other levels in ways such as the following:


  • Law Level and Individual Level: A person considers a categorist law to be just, and may use it to excuse personal prejudice and bigotry.
  • Law Level and Group Level: The people in a group considers a categorist law to be just, and may use it in their discussions to excuse personal prejudice and bigotry.
  • Law Level and Systemic Level: A pattern of behavior is systemic because people tend to obey the law as well as to treat law as a source of morality.
  • Law Level and Structural Level: Laws reinforce social structures, and are hard to uphold if they are out of sync with the social structures.
  • Law Level and Discursive Level: The law affects and is affected by how we talk about things. Even when the wording of a law remains unchanged, how it gets interpreted may change as the public discourse changes.
  • Law Level and Dogmatic Level: Laws and (political or religious) dogma are used to validate each other.
  • Law Level and International Treaties Level: Local laws and international laws are continuously brought into harmony with each other.