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Werner Zips, Markus Weilenmann (Eds.)
The Governance of Legal Pluralism
Empirical Studies from Africa and Beyond
Reihe: Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft
Bd. 12, 2011, 304 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-9822-9


Law is considered by lawyers and sociologists to be at the very center of social integration in Western societies, whereas social anthropological discourses regard law as marginal in Non-Western societies. Empirical studies of multi-sited legal frameworks in many post-colonial political settings demonstrate the difficulties to achieve any predictable mode of governance, much less "good governance". The volume challenges both the marginalization of legal arrangements and discourses in social anthropology as well as the marginalization of legal anthropology within social anthropology. The Governance of Legal Pluralism aims at combining the related fields of Political and Legal Anthropology in order to contribute towards a meaningful (re)integration of the anthropology of law into the mainstream of social anthroplogy.





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