In his January 7, 1976 lecture, Foucault says:
The system of right, the domain of law, are permanent agents of these relations of domination... Right should be viewed not in terms of a legitimacy to be established, but in terms of the methods of subjugation that it instigates.
So could we assume that he means the judicial and penal system? Law that include everything from jay walking to embezzlement to murder and prostitution?
What throws me off is that later in the same lecture, he says this:
"...the theory of sovereignty, and the organization of a legal code centered upon it, have allowed a system of right to be superimposed upon the mechanisms of discipline in such a ways to conceal its actual procedures...."
I would assume that if the system of right is the judicial and penal system, then those are the mechanisms of discipline. So now I'm wondering what these mechanisms of discipline are and what specifically is this System of Right?