chapter  5
Gateways to Participation
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This chapter explores the second mechanism through which state legal systems

can support productive, community-like relations: ensuring broad participation

in ‘collective life’. It is through such participation that the mutual interpersonal

trust which binds actors together is ‘stabilised’ and ‘reinforced’ (Cotterrell, 1996,

pp. 299-301).The processes of administration and adjudication can facilitate

such participation in two ways.