Dynamics of Plural Legal Orders

ab 54,80 

Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (Eds.)

Volume 53/54

ISBN 978-3-8258-9898-9
Band-Nr. 53
Jahr 2006
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law


This volume examines dynamics of legal pluralism and explores the varied ways in which constellations of legal pluralism
play out in social life. It aims to bridge the social and theoretical space between small-scale case studies and abstract
generalisation. The introduction provides an overview of developments in the field of legal pluralism and offers an
analytical perspective on the dynamics of the maintenance of and change in constellations of legal pluralism. Contributions
examine situations in which the state is seen as remote from local settings and others in which local populations are
actively engaged in widening the scope and validity of state law. By focusing on historical developments and the fault-lines
of rapid political change in both post-socialist and post-authoritarian states, the volume shows that legal legacies of the
past continue to have an impact. Authors look at the social significance of the various, and sometimes competing, types of
law which religious and secular transnational actors introduce into local settings.