GENERAL THEORY OF ACTION OF TALCOTT PARSONS AND ITS ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGAL DOCTRINE


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Abstract

The author considers problems of «general theory of social systems» of Talcott Parsons or systemic functionalism, defines the basic dichotomy of this macro theory: «structure – function», disclosed the contents of the basic functions of social system, the meaning of externalist and internalist legal analysis is set. The author identifies key aspects of the debate between Parsons’ theory and the ruling elite theory of Charles Mills. The conclusion about the nature of political authority as a legitimacy in the sociological sense is determined by the scale of necessary legitimacy.

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P. A. Kucherenko

Office of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Constitutional Legislation and State Building

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