Everyone deserves to live in a just society in which each person is socially and economically secure, and where the state is politically, legally, and administratively inclusive and fair.
JUST SOCIETY is an interdisciplinary project that aims to promote equality by strengthening the rule of law, access to justice, and redistributive public policies through teaching, research and public engagement.
From legal, sociological and political perspectives, we explore the intersection of the institutions that shape street-level encounters between state and individuals in relation to access to justice and to redistributive public services and benefits. We aim to strengthen accountable and inclusive institutions that uphold the rule of law and provide equal access to welfare.
Development of a research-based and interdisciplinary course with the tentative title “Social Rights and Policy: Comparative perspectives on access to justice”. The course is tailored for students enrolled in MA-programmes in law, humanities or social sciences as well as practitioners working with street-level implementation of the rule of law or welfare in Global South countries. The course is developed in collaboration with partners in Brazil, Georgia, India, and South Africa.
Interdisciplinary research in the fields of the rule of law and welfare policies in the Global South with particular emphasis on encounters between state and individuals and the nexus of institutions that uphold the rule of law and ensure access to welfare rights. By combining law and political science, JUST SOCIETY provides multiple perspectives on what constitutes a just society.