Toegang tot het recht in de rechtsstaat

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This paper considers access to the rule of law as a requirement for the well-functioning of the rule of law in society. In most rule of law debates, access to the rule of law is not a topic of discussion because these scholars focus themselves solely on the legalistic dimension of the rule of law. Barber was the first to mention the social dimension explicitly but without a theoretical framework. Based on the three capitals of Bourdieu, this paper offers a framework to determine the elements of the social dimension. With these capitals, barriers to the access to the rule of law for individuals can be identified, and solutions can be offered.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)55-69
Number of pages15
JournalNetherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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