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Van Vollenhoven Institute

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (VVI) is part of the Leiden Law School.

The VVI seeks to develop and disseminate socio-legal knowledge and theory regarding the interaction between law, governance and society. More specifically, the Institute studies the emergence, functioning, and evolution of legal institutions. The VVI combines a top-down with a bottom-up approach; it considers perspectives of both state agents, citizens and other non-state actors. 

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