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Access_open Onafhankelijkheid en onpartijdigheid in de rechtswetenschap

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue Pre-publications 2021
Keywords Academische vrijheid, Onafhankelijkheid, Onpartijdigheid, Integriteit, Gedragscode
Authors Rob van Gestel
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Rob van Gestel
Rob van Gestel is hoogleraar theorie en methode van wetgeving aan de Universiteit van Tilburg en hoogleraar methodologie van juridisch onderzoek aan de KU Leuven.
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Access_open Can Non-discrimination Law Change Hearts and Minds?

Journal Erasmus Law Review, Issue 3 2020
Keywords law and society, social change, discrimination, non-discrimination law, positive action
Authors Anita Böcker
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    A question that has preoccupied sociolegal scholars for ages is whether law can change ‘hearts and minds’. This article explores whether non-discrimination law can create social change, and, more particularly, whether it can change attitudes and beliefs as well as external behaviour. The first part examines how sociolegal scholars have theorised about the possibility and desirability of using law as an instrument of social change. The second part discusses the findings of empirical research on the social working of various types of non-discrimination law. What conclusions can be drawn about the ability of non-discrimination law to create social change? What factors influence this ability? And can non-discrimination law change people’s hearts and minds as well as their behaviour? The research literature does not provide an unequivocal answer to the latter question. However, the overall picture emerging from the sociolegal literature is that law is generally more likely to bring about changes in external behaviour and that it can influence attitudes and beliefs only indirectly, by altering the situations in which attitudes and opinions are formed.


Anita Böcker
Anita Böcker is associate professor of Sociology of Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Irawan Sewandono
Irawan Sewandono is universitair docent staats- en bestuursrecht aan de Open Universiteit.
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Access_open Wat is juridisch interactionisme?

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2014
Keywords interactionism, Lon Fuller, interactional law, legal pluralism, concept of law
Authors Wibren van der Burg
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    Two phenomena that challenge theories of law in the beginning of the twenty-first century are the regulatory explosion and the emergence of horizontal and interactional forms of law. In this paper, I develop a theory that can address these two phenomena, namely legal interactionism, a theory inspired by the work of Fuller and Selznick. In a pluralist approach, legal interactionism recognizes both interactional law and enacted law, as well as other sources such as contract. We should aim for a pluralistic and gradual concept of law. Because of this pluralist and gradual character, legal interactionism can also do justice to global legal pluralism and to the dynamic intertwinement of health law and bioethics.


Wibren van der Burg
Wibren van der Burg is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Jurisprudence, Erasmus School of Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dirk Van Damme
Dirk Van Damme is Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation bij het Directorate for Education and Skills van de OESO te Parijs. Hij is tevens gastprofessor aan de Universiteit Gent.

Paul Nieuwenburg
Paul Nieuwenburg is als universitair hoofddocent politieke filosofie verbonden aan het Instituut Politieke Wetenschap van de Universiteit Leiden.

Don Westerheijden
Don Westerheijden is senior research associate en projectleider onderzoek naar kwaliteitszorg van het Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) van de Universiteit Twente.

Thom Holterman
Thom Holterman has taught Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is now an independent political scholar.
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Access_open Burgerlijk procesrecht en ideologie

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2011
Keywords civil procedure, ideology, principles of procedural law
Authors Remme Verkerk
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    This contribution offers a partial explanation of the differences between procedural systems. In most jurisdictions, civil procedural regulations constitute a carefully designed system. Generally, a number of underlying principles, guidelines, theories and objectives can be identified that clarify and justify more specific rules of procedure. It will be argued that the main differences between legal systems flow from different political and theoretical views of those who determine and shape the form of the legal process. This contribution identifies the ideological influences on the rules of procedure in a number of influential jurisdictions.


Remme Verkerk
Remme Verkerk was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. Presently he practices law at Houthoff Buruma.
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Access_open Autonomie als voorwaarde tot legaliteit

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2009
Keywords autonomie, legaliteit, Brouwer, Fuller, certificering
Authors Pauline Westerman
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    Brouwer defended the view that the autonomy of the individual citizen is furthered by articulated, precise and clear legislation. The question arises whether all kinds of rules can be said to enhance such autonomy. It is argued that a distinction should be drawn between rules that dictate desirable outcomes, on the one hand, and rules that determine the way the game is played, on the other. Rules of the game often reflect the way they were drafted and can be seen as the embodiment of power relations between rule-makers. Rules that dictate outcomes, on the other hand, are often drafted by experts who analyse the goals to be reached. The view is defended that only rules of the game – potentially – enhance the autonomy of the citizen, whereas outcome-rules are potentially manipulative, tending to exclude those who are ill-equipped to realize the prescribed outcomes. The virtues of rules therefore do not merely reside in their clear and precise nature, but are largely derived from their capacity to regulate the relations amongst citizens who were included in the process of rulemaking.


Pauline Westerman
Pauline Westerman is hoogleraar Rechtsfilosofie aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
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Access_open Democratie zonder volk. Het meerderheidsbeginsel in een radicaal gepolariseerde samenleving

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2007
Keywords democratie, autonomie, legitimiteit, contract, reciprociteitsbeginsel, auteur, algemeen belang, claim, noodzakelijkheid, opeising
Authors H. Quoc Loc

H. Quoc Loc
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Access_open J. Bröhmer, Transparenz als Verfassungsprinzip. Grundgesetz und Europäische Union.

Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) 2004, xx + 422 p. / B. Grzeszick, Rechte und Ansprüche. Eine Rekonstruktion des Staatshaftungsrechts aus

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2006
Keywords auteur, transparantie, aansprakelijkheid, bestuurder, overeenkomst, wettekst, algemeen rechtsbeginsel, beleidsregel, brancheorganisatie, burgerlijk recht
Authors H. Gribnau

H. Gribnau

H. Gribnau
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Access_open F. Ost & M. van de Kerchove, De la pyramide au réseau? Pour une théorie dialectique du droit.

Bruxelles: Publications des Facultés universitaires St.Louis 2002, 597 p.

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2005
Authors G. Roermund

G. Roermund
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Access_open Is het schrappen van artikel 23 wel zo liberaal?

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 3 2005
Keywords onderwijs, identiteit, autonomie, eigendom, gewoonterecht, idee, eigenaar, kind, leerling, noodzakelijkheid
Authors M. Ossewaarde

M. Ossewaarde
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Access_open Democratie als voorwaarde voor de rechtsstaat

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2004
Keywords rechtsstaat, democratie, bestuurder, noodzakelijkheid, voorwaarde, vrucht, wetgeving, idee, wettekst, zelfregulering
Authors P.C. Westerman

P.C. Westerman

J.E. Soeharno
Book Review

Access_open P. van Tongeren (red.), Is vergeving mogelijk?

CEKUN-boekenreeks 7, Leende: Damon 2000, 185 p.; E. Christodoulidis & S. Veitch (eds.), Lethe's Law. Justice, Law and Ethics in Reconciliation, Oxford 2001, 235 p.

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2003
Authors J.-M. Piret

J.-M. Piret
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