Instrumentalisation of the law and instrumental use of the law in the context of statutory interpretation
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The paper analyses notions traditionally related to ideologisation of the law in the context of statutory interpretation. Adopting a non-judgemental, positivist scientific approach, the author describes instrumentalisation of the law and instrumental "use" of the law in the view of theoretical concepts pertaining to law interpretation, developed under Polish jurisprudence. Hence the paper aims to outline basic problems with the development of semantics from the perspective of political authority's "claim" to apply the statutory interpretation that involves certain assumptions resulting from a philosophy of the law and/or philosophy of politics which are treated as the appropriate ones (based on non-juridical criteria). In this respect, it seems crucial to analyse possible configurations of the stages of interpretation process (established and labelled by H.Rabault) as a pre- and overdetermination of the semantics which is the basis for law application decisions.
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