In the CITIZENS-LAW project, we study the social foundations of the rule of law. Do people know the law, recognize the law and use the law? To do this, we use various research methods, such as focus groups, surveys, a social media analysis and interviews based on photo diaries. The study is being conducted in three countries: The Netherlands, Denmark and Hungary. These research findings are being translated into a new “governance toolkit” to strengthen the rule of law in Europe.
The project is under the direction of Prof. dr. Marc Hertogh (University of Groningen) and the research is being conducted by three postdocs. Read here more about the postdoc projects. The project is funded by NWO and will run from November 2021 – November 2025.