Law and participation

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Abstract

The main problem discussed in this paper is that the legal system might be
dysfunctional to various political participatory ambitions. Participation implies inclusion, but we see examples of exclusion that originate from internal operations of the legal system. Considering the many instances of participatory instruments embedded in legal frameworks in many sectors of society, it is important to ask what kind of problems the law might cause and the reasons behind these problems. With environmental law and regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as examples, this essay analyses the paradoxical tendencies of the legal system to exclude citizens even when regulations have the purpose of including them. The scientific residence of this essay is sociology of law.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Juridik och samhälle

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)580-601
TidskriftComparative Sociology
Volym8
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2009
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa