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The Effectiveness of Social Organizations and Legal Systems, and Prevention of their Collapse

Language
English
Pages
20
2018 / No. 1
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The Effectiveness of Social Organizations and Legal Systems,
and Prevention of their Collapse

Daniel Šmihula

doc. JUDr. MUDr., PhD. Dr.Iur., University of Central Europe in Skalica

This article deals with the efficiency of social and legal systems, viewed according to mathematical principles and regularities. The main idea is that a growing number of elements (without structural change) in any system accelerates the growth of costs more than the growth of gains. Each new individual added element brings with it smaller gains and larger costs than the previous one. At a certain moment the profit from the system begins to be in decrease; there is a later moment when costs are higher than gains and the system may collapse. This evolution can be prevented only by structural and quality changes, directed towards reducing the costs of the system’s elements or raising their productivity. The legal system is also subject to these patterns. This means that an over-hasty, intensified production of new legal norms, without some revolution in their quality and in the quality of the legal system as a whole, must tend to reduce that legal system’s efficiency and functionality. Such a legal system may even face the prospect of collapse.

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