Radomir Lukic’s Political View on the Law and State Cover Image

Политички поглед на право и државу Радомира Лукића
Radomir Lukic’s Political View on the Law and State

Author(s): Dejan Matić
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Recent History (1900 till today), Politics and law, Philosophy of Law, Sociology of Law
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: political theory of state and law; theory of law; Radomir Lukic; Marxist approach;

Summary/Abstract: In the second half of the twentieth century, through the power of reflection, depth of analysis and comprehensiveness presentation inevitably arises work of Professor Radomir Lukic. The measure of influence of Lukic’s reflections about the state and law, as to our legal laborers, as well as the very legal theory in us, in the second half of the 20th century, and the originality and depth of his scientific work, requires more attention to the issues he dealt. Curious and versatile, Lukic’s spirit tried his hand in a number of areas. He was engaged in the theory of law, the methodology of law, the philosophy law, but also in the sociology. Lukic also expressed interest in one, fairly unexplored area in our legal science by then, the area of politics and its influence on the law and the state. His interest in this, unfortunately, did not result in the creation of a systematic, comprehensive work, which would envelop this extremely interesting topic. Given the importance of Lukic’s oeuvre, it is necessary to critically analyze these his views concerning the discussion of the relation of the politics and the law and state, perceived through the prism of the law, and their mutual influences, as well to rate and to determine the place of this part of his work from the point of modern theory of law. It can be concluded that Lukic, opting to explore the relationship between politics and the law and state, and given the way in which he systemize their presentations on this subject, actually thought that is justified to speak of two separate disciplines which, although inevitably linked, studying each for themselves, as the relationship between politics and the law, as well as the relationship between politics and the state. Though considerably fragmented given in relation to the political theory of the state, Lukic’s reflection on political theory of law are extremely interesting reading. Not even a little burdened by ideological burden, it seems that its considerations in the area of the politicology of law, even today are an example of path that should be taken in some future legal and sociological analysis of this matter. But unfortunately, this flattering statement simply can not be repeated when it comes to his view of the political theory of the state. His thought turned towards the issues of political theory of the state is too heavily pressured by the ideological burden, to such an extent that significantly reduces the scientific value of its consideration of these issues, making them very little usable in modern science. This does not mean that all of Lukic’s claims in considerations of problems of the political theories of the state are unacceptable. On the contrary, the areas which he approached to the analysis as a lawyer and sociologist, turned to scientific and logically consistent reasoning, represent the best parts of his political theory of the state, achieving high scientific achievements.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 273-285
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian