These are legal rights which result from intellectual activity in the industrial, literary and artistic fields. Max Weber famously argued that the state is that which controls the monopoly on the legitimate use of force. The military and police carry out enforcement at the request of the government or the courts. The term failed state refers to states that cannot implement or enforce policies; their police and military no longer control security and order and society moves into anarchy, the absence of government. The executive in a legal system serves as the centre of political authority of the State.
- Last week an editorial in the New York Law Journal urged a youthful revolt against the city, twanged an idyll of lawing in the country.
- Western Europe, meanwhile, relied on a mix of the Theodosian Code and Germanic customary law until the Justinian Code was rediscovered in the 11th century, and