Reference : Legal Mobilization Within the Bureaucracy: Disability Rights and the Implementation o...
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Legal Mobilization Within the Bureaucracy: Disability Rights and the Implementation of Antidiscrimination Law in Sweden
[en] Mobiliser le droit dans les administrations. Droits du handicap et mise en oeuvre de la législation antidiscriminatoire en Suède
Lejeune, Aude mailto [Université de Liège > Faculté des sciences sociales > Faculté des sciences sociales >]
Law and Policy
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[en] This paper argues that the analysis of legal mobilization needs to give more attention to the state and its relationship with social movements in order to examine how the state either sustains social movements' demands or is a field of contention for those demands. Focusing on how disability bureaucrats and activists mobilize antidiscrimination law in Sweden, this article shows that two main factors shape legal mobilization within the bureaucracy and alter the state's ability to become a legal mobilization actor: (1) the institutional relationships between social movement organizations and government agencies; and (2) the profiles and careers of bureaucrats and activists. It concludes by suggesting several lines for further research on law and social movements in nonpluralist countries.
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