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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development

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Edited by: Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Rosa Freedman

ISBN13: 9781138673427
Published: February 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book explores recent developments in the concept of hybridity through a multi-disciplinary perspective, bringing ideas about legal plurality together with the fields of peace, development and cultural studies. Exploring the meaning and implications of hybridity in a range of contexts, the contributors to this volume all pursue a concern with how the concept of hybridity can help understand and address the complex, and messy, reality of legal plurality.

Analysing the concepts of hybridity and hybridization, their history, their application in law and legal studies, and their implications for thinking and rethinking legal plurality, the book shows how the concept of hybridity can contribute to an understanding of the processes that occur when different normative or legal orders or frameworks confront each other. In doing so, moreover, it exposes the limited relevance of dominant understandings of concepts such as sovereignty, state-centrism or universal human rights.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert: Introduction

Part I Localising hybridity
2. Philipp Lottholz: Nothing more than a conceptual lens? Situating hybridity in social science research
3. Rosa Freedman: Hybridity and International Human Rights Law: The 'Right' to Peace
4. Fiona de Londras: (Counter-) Terrorism and hybridity
5. Ruth Alice Houghton: International democracy as a hybrid, where the national meets the international

Part II Hybridity in history and culture
6. Gareth Sears: From Romanised subject to sophisticated code-switcher: the formation of thought on hybridity and the spread of Roman culture
7. Philip Myers: Cultural inundation on the Iberian Peninsula: Pre-colonial and colonial hybridisation through trade networks
8. Eric Heinze: Legal Hybridity in Shakespeare: Revisiting the Post-Colonial in The Tempest and Cymbeline
9. Mark Kirkman: Hybridity and the Ottoman: The role of the state in the pursuit of Critical Transculturalism

Part II New developments in hybridity and legal pluralism
10. Louisa Riches: Legal Hybridity, Legal Pluralism and Human Rights: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
11. Jon Yorke: The EU deconstruction of sovereign right to the death penalty: A hybrid conceptualisation of human rights
12. Ben Warwick: Hybrid rights realisation: The example of socio-economic rights
13. Kim Barker and Christina Baghdady: Building Online 'Hybrid' Identities?

Part III Hybrid approaches to peace and justice
14. Danielle Beswick: Hybrid approaches to peace and justice: The case of post-genocide Rwanda
15. Paul Jackson: Hybridity or coexistence? The politics of legal pluralism in the African countryside
16. Sam Fowles: Hybridity as a tool for deconstruction: The case of "Child witches"
17. George Wilson: The View from law and new governance: A critical appraisal of hybridity in peace and development studies
18. Chris Skelcher: Conclusion