Law and Anthropology in a ‘Glocal’ World The Challenge of Dialogue

Christoph Eberhard

in Law and Anthropology

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199580910
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723025 | DOI:

Series: Current Legal Issues

 Law and Anthropology in a ‘Glocal’ World The Challenge of Dialogue

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This chapter explores the challenges of dialogue for more pluralist and intercultural approaches to Law by shedding light on the implications, challenges, and stakes of a dialogical construction of socio-legal knowledge in the current contexts of globalization on an epistemological level. It starts by exploring the current predicament of the dialogue between Law and anthropology. It then proposes one possible inbetween of Law and anthropology: an intercultural legal theory which seems to provide a better framework to understand phenomena of ‘governance’, ‘co-regulation’, and ‘participation’ than do former theories of Law. Finally, the chapter exposes the limits of even such an endeavour by pointing out the stakes of intercultural approaches to Law.

Keywords: law; anthropology; globalization; dialogue; legal theory

Chapter.  10556 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Law

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