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legal pluralism       LUcat Search catalogue 29492180X

Scope note
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'.

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mixed legal systems

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conflict of laws
legal systems
reception of foreign law

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Indexing history
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see conflict of laws.

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