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Cultural Diversity and Law

Cultural Diversity and Law

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Around the world, most states are faced with difficult issues arising out of cultural diversity in their territories. Within the legal field, such issues span across matters of private law through to public and constitutional law. At international level too there is now considerable jurisprudence regarding ethnic, religious and cultural diversity. In addition, there are several layers of legal control - from communal and religious regulation to state and international regulation. This multiplicity of norm setting has been variously termed legal pluralism, inter-legality or inter-normativity and provides a fascinating lens for academic analysis that links up to cultural diversity in new and interesting ways. The umbrella of cultural diversity encompasses various population groups throughout the world ranging from national, ethnic, religious or indigenous groupings. This series particularly welcomes work that is of comparative interest, concerning various state jurisdictions as well as different population groups.

  • The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa

    Edited by Olaf Zenker, Markus Virgil Hoehne

    Customary law and traditional authorities continue to play highly complex and contested roles in contemporary African states. Reversing the common preoccupation with studying the impact of the post/colonial state on customary regimes, this volume analyses how the interactions between state and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
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  • Access to Justice and Human Security

    Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa

    By Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

    For most people in rural South Africa, traditional justice mechanisms provide the only feasible means of accessing any form of justice. These mechanisms are popularly associated with restorative justice, reconciliation and harmony in rural communities. Yet, this ethnographic study grounded in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06 
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  • Muslim Families, Politics and the Law

    A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain

    By Ralph Grillo

    Contemporary European societies are multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, certainly in terms of the diversity which has stemmed from the immigration of workers and refugees and their settlement. Currently, however, there is widespread, often acrimonious, debate about ’other’ cultural and religious…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03
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  • Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

    Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem

    By Ido Shahar

    This book provides an unprecedented portrayal of a lively shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, which belongs to the Israeli legal system but serves Palestinian residents of the eastern part of the city. It draws a rich picture of an intriguing institution, operating in an environment…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11
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  • Declarations of Interdependence

    A Legal Pluralist Approach to Indigenous Rights

    By Kirsten Anker

    This book takes up the postcolonial challenge for law and explains how the problems of legal recognition for Indigenous peoples are tied to an orthodox theory of law. Constructing a theory of legal pluralism that is both critical of law's epistemological and ontological presuppositions, as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
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  • Minorities and Nationalism in Turkish Law

    By Derya Bayir

    Examining the on-going dilemma of the management of diversity in Turkey from a historical and legal perspective, this book argues that the state’s failure to accommodate ethno-religious diversity is attributable to the founding philosophy of Turkish nationalism and its heavy penetration into the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Socio-Legal Integration

    Polish Post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the United Kingdom

    By Agnieszka Kubal

    This book examines how contemporary migrants form and transform their involvement with the law in their host countries and which factors influence this relationship. It suggests a more comprehensive insight into the socio-legal integration of migrants by analysing the interplay between the new…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Muslim Marriage in Western Courts

    Lost in Transplantation

    By Pascale Fournier

    This book describes and analyses the notion of Mahr, the Muslim custom whereby the groom has to give a gift to the bride in consideration of the marriage. It explores how Western courts, specifically in Canada, the United States, France, and Germany, have approached and interpreted Mahr. Although…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Legal Practice and Cultural Diversity

    Edited by Ralph Grillo, Roger Ballard, Alessandro Ferrari, André J. Hoekema, Marcel Maussen, Prakash Shah

    Legal Practice and Cultural Diversity considers how contemporary cultural and religious diversity challenges legal practice, how legal practice responds to that challenge, and how practice is changing in the encounter with the cultural diversity occasioned by large-scale, post-war immigration.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Shari‘a As Discourse

    Legal Traditions and the Encounter with Europe

    Edited by Lisbet Christoffersen, Jørgen S. Nielsen

    This volume exposes some of the various issues raised in relation to Muslim communities in Europe by putting the intellectual and legal traditions into dialogue. It brings together a number of scholars of Shari’a and Islamic law with counterparts from the parallel European disciplines of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
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  • Law, Religious Freedoms and Education in Europe

    Edited by Myriam Hunter-Henin

    This collection considers how contemporary cultural and religious diversity challenges and redefines national constitutional and legal frameworks and concepts, within the context of education. It offers a critical reflection on the extent and meanings given to religious freedom in education across…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • The Challenges of Justice in Diverse Societies

    Constitutionalism and Pluralism

    By Meena K. Bhamra

    In the urgency to respond to the challenges posed by diversity in contemporary societies, the discussion of normative foundations is often overlooked. This book takes that important first step, and offers new ways of thinking about diversity. Its contribution to an ongoing dialogue in this field…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
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  • Law and Religion in the 21st Century

    Relations between States and Religious Communities

    Edited by Rinaldo Cristofori, Silvio Ferrari

    This book brings together leading international scholars of law and religion to provide an overview of current issues in State-religion relations. The first part of the collection offers a picture of recent developments in key countries and regions. The second part is focused on Europe and, in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
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  • The Challenge of Legal Pluralism

    Local dispute settlement and the Indian-state relationship in Ecuador

    By Marc Simon Thomas

    Within the Latin American context, legal pluralism is often depicted as a dichotomy between customary law and national law. In addition, the use of customary law alongside national law is frequently portrayed as a vehicle of resistance. This book argues that, because ordinary Indians are not…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
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  • State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus

    Anthropological Perspectives on Law and Politics

    Edited by Stéphane Voell, Iwona Kaliszewska

    Legal pluralism and the experience of the state in the Caucasus are at the centre of this edited volume. This is a region affected by a multitude of legal orders and the book describes social action and governance in the light of this, and considers how conceptions of order are enforced, used,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28
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  • Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage

    Legal and Religious Perspectives on the Sacred Places of the Mediterranean

    Edited by Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo

    Going beyond the more usual focus on Jerusalem as a sacred place, this book presents legal perspectives on the most important sacred places of the Mediterranean. The first part of the book discusses the notion of sacred places in anthropological, sociological and legal studies and provides an…

    Hardback – 2014-07-16
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  • Legal Reform and Business Contracts in Developing Economies

    Trust, Culture, and Law in Dakar

    By Julie Paquin

    This book examines the prospects for business law reform to drive economic development in developing countries. It argues that, despite statements to the contrary, cultural factors and other local conditions in developing countries are not properly taken into account in current business law reform…

    Hardback – 2013-02-11
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