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legal pluralism Search catalogue 29492180X
Most contemporary legal systems - in developing countries and industrialized states - contain parallel and often contradictory regulations of social, economic and political organization. These are based on different types of legitimation: international law, state law, religious law, customary law and new forms of self-regulation. This type of legal complexity is designated by the term 'legal pluralism'.
mixed legal systems
10.01 LAW AND LEGAL SYSTEMS GENERAL
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see conflict of laws.
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