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Law and Social Engineering
A look at how the law can be used for social engineering.
# 127244 | 1,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (General) , Law (General)

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The paper describes how the law can be used as a tool for social engineering. The paper defines this construct and identifies ways in which the writer would use law to bring about changes in society.

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"Social engineering, as understood by social scientists, refers to the various processes and policies that are designed specifically to induce people to comply with identified behavioral norms and expectations. (Macionis) In the most benign sense, social engineering embraces the belief that society has an obligation to identify its values and to sue law and other tools to ensure that citizens adopt those values and conform to their implications. At its most malign, social engineering can refer to the deliberate manipulation of individuals and groups..."

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