Applied legal pluralism : processes, driving forces and effects / Ghislain Otis, Jean Leclair and Sophie Thériault.

Otis, Ghislain, 1958- [Browse]
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
  • ©2023
x, 269 pages ; 25 cm


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"This book offers a comparative study of the management of legal pluralism. The authors describe and analyse the way state and non-state legal systems acknowledge legal pluralism - defined as the coexistence of a state and non-state legal systems in the same space in respect of the same subject matter for the same population - and determine its consequences for their own purposes. The book sheds light on the management processes deployed by legal systems in Africa, Canada, Central Europe and the South Pacific, the multitudinous factors circumscribing the action of systems and individuals with respect to legal pluralism, and the effects of management strategies and processes on systems as well as on individuals. The book offers fresh practical and analytical insight on applied legal pluralism, a fast-growing field of scholarship and professional practice. Drawing from a wealth of original empirical data collected in several countries by a multilingual and multidisciplinary team, it provides a thorough account of the intricate patterns of state and non-state practices with respect to legal pluralism. As the book's non-prescriptive approach helps to uncover and evaluate several biases or assumptions on the part of policy makers, scholars and development agencies regarding the nature and the consequences of legal pluralism, it will appeal to a wide range of scholars and practitioners in law, development studies, political science and social sciences"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "The authors are also immensely indebted to Vera Roy who impeccably translated into English the French language manuscript on which this book is based"--ECIP Acknowledgements.
  • "This book was written by three jurists and is based primarily on data gathered in Africa (n South Africa, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire and Zambia), Canada (Atikamekw Nehirowisiwok, the Innu and the Secwepemc), Central Europe (Roma communities in Romania) and the South Pacific (Roma communities in Romania) by multidisciplinary teams involved in a research partnership called The State and Indigenous Legal Cultures: Law in Search of Legitimacy ... Funded primarily by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, the project, also known as Legitimus, is led by the Canada Research Chair on Legal Diversity and Indigenous Studies of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa... --ECIP page 10.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • The management of legal pluralism: processes, parameters for action, and effect
  • Processes of legal pluralism management
  • Parameters of action in a context of legal pluralism
  • The effects of legal pluralism management
  • Conclusion.
  • 9781032263960 (hardcover)
  • 1032263962 (hardcover)
  • 9781032263977 (paperback)
  • 1032263970 (paperback)
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