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Mobile People, Mobile Law: Expanding Legal Relations in a Contracting World

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ISBN13: 9780754623861
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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Demonstrating how users of law, who often operate in multi-sited situations, are forced to deal with increasingly complex legal circumstances, this volume focuses on political and social processes through which people appropriate, use and create legal forms in multiple legal settings. It provides new insights into social and political processes through which transnational law is locally appropriated by different actors and presents empirical studies of confrontation, adaptation, vernacularization and hybridization of law due to its transplantation across the borders of national states. The contributors offer insights into modern dynamics of legal change, challenging assumptions about increasing homogeneity in law, with a keen eye for the historical situations in which current legal changes stand.

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Law and Society
Mobile people, mobile law: an introduction, Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Anne Griffiths
Transborder citizenship: an outcome of legal pluralism within transnational social fields, Nina Glick Schiller
Transnational migration and the re-framing of normative values, Monique Nuijten
'Global fire': repatriation and reparations from a Rastafari (re)migrants perspective, Werner Zips
McTradition in the new South Africa: commodified custom and rights talk with the Bafokeng and the Bapedi, Barbara Oomen
Democracy in flux: time, mobility and sedentarization of law in Minangkabau, Indonesia, Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
Mobile law and globalism: epistemic communities versus community-based innovation in the fisheries sector, Melanie G. Wiber
Contesting decentralization: transitional policy narratives and the emergence of volatile socio-legal configurations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, John F. McCarthy
Negotiating water rights in the context of a new political and legal landscape in Zimbabwe, Anne Hellum and Bill Derman
The Americanization of international law, Laura Nader
Human rights and global legal pluralism: reciprocity and disjuncture, Sally E. Merry
Project law - normative orders of bilateral development cooperation and social change: a case study from the German Agency for Technical Co-operation, Markus Weilenmann
School and religious difference: current negotiations within the Swiss immigrant society - viewed in a comparative perspective, Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Localizing the global: rights of participation in the Scottish Children's Hearings System, Anne Griffiths and Randy F. Kandel
Mobility versus law, mobility in the law? Judges in Europe are confronted with the thorny question 'which law applies to litigants of migrant origin?' , Marie-Claire Foblets