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Realizing the Right to Access in France: Between Implementation and Activation

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This article explores the realization of the right to access in France, based on biographical interviews with people with mobility or visual impairments. I lay out an original theoretical framework for studying rights realization at the individual level. Although rights activation is the horizon of most rights consciousness research, I argue that rights do not necessarily need to be activated in order to be made real. This realization may also derive from effective policy implementation. In France, however, disabled individuals are very active in realizing their right to access, in a context of insufficient implementation. Moreover, although there is limited collective mobilization, several types of policy feedbacks fuel rights activation and the emergence of grievances regarding the lack of accessibility. Studying the realization of the right to access thus opens up promising perspectives for sociolegal research.
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hal-03882934 , version 1 (02-12-2022)

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Anne Revillard. Realizing the Right to Access in France: Between Implementation and Activation. Law and Society Review, 2019, 53 (4), pp.950-982. ⟨10.1111/lasr.12434⟩. ⟨hal-03882934⟩
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