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Order, Disputes, and Legal Pluralism

Paul Craig

in The Anthropology of Law

Published in print October 2013 | ISBN: 9780199696840
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191751110 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Law Series

Order, Disputes, and Legal Pluralism

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This chapter examines themes in the literature on legal anthropology, which have focused on maintaining order and conflict resolution. It questions the claims commonly made on behalf of state law that it guarantees social order. It also illustrates the dangers of allowing the concept to over-expand.

Keywords: legal anthropology; social order; state law; conflict resolution

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Subjects: Comparative Law ; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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