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Badouin Dupret, Maurits Berger and Laila Al-Zwaini

Legal pluralism denotes both the multiple social fields which produce partilly interacting norms and the state's recognition of the many sources of law which constitute its legislation. It advocates a break from traditional legal theory in favour of describing the law from a more sociological and anthropological perspective. The theory of legal pluralism proves a useful tool, offering a challenging avenue for the examination of socio-legal activities. Too often, however, the literature on legal pluralism has failed to place sufficient emphasis on its fundamental theoretical questions.
The result of a seminar held in Cairo in December 1996 with contributions by sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, legal theoreticians, and practising lawyers, Legal Pluralism in the Arab World represents the first comprehensive examination of this phenomenon. This collection of essays attempts to define the notion of legal pluralism from a sociological, anthropological, and theoretical perspective and highlights its connection with particular Arab societies and countries.
The work's unique features include
* a preface by John Griffiths, one of the most significant voices in the formulation of the theory of legal pluralism;
* a broad range of case studies, demonstrating the diversity in formulations of the theory; and
* a wide variety of approaches to the subject matter.
Legal Pluralism in the Arab World is the only work in existence which addresses the concept of legal pluralism in this particular part of the world in such a systematic manner. These essays significantly enrich the current canon on legal pluralism and offer the reader a unique example of its richness and usefulness.

Engineering Affect

Street Politics and Microfoundations of Governance

Michelle D. Weitzel

and made meaningful by our sophisticated ears and auditory cortex. At the same time, it emanates from within us—burbling out of our stomach, chest, throat, and mouth as voice, and animating our dynamic, vital presence in the world. Thus, understanding how sound operates in public space, and its

Laryssa Chomiak and Jillian Schwedler

Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics , edited by Aminzade Ronald R. , Goldstone Jack A. , McAdam Doug , Perry Elizabeth J. , Sewell William H. , Tarrow Sidney and Tilly Charles , 89 – 125 . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2001

Chantal Berman

the initial Orange protests in 2004 – as President in 2010. In the aftermath of the French revolution, myriad would-be leaders emerged in the aftermath of the Bastille, each claiming to represent the “authentic” voice of the revolution. 13 This context of extreme fragmentation gave rise to the

Lana Salman and Bernadette Baird-Zars

decentralization as a set of mechanisms to attain territorial justice as well as political voice through citizen participation. Under the authoritarian regime, municipal areas in Tunisia were governed by, supposedly elected but in practice appointed, councils while non-municipal areas were managed by appointed

Tolga Köker

Abstract Th ree mechanisms (exit, sincere voice and self-subversion) mediated the establishment of Turkish secularism. Exit means purging opponents out of decision-making. Sincere voice is public expression of dissent against the secularist reforms. Self-subversion refers to concealment of underlying

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

human rights activism in the Naqab area was also raised by a young Bedouin woman Sara, who urged me to politicize and historicize the work of human rights organizations. In this article, I wish to take the voices of Sara, Wardah, Maha, and Hiyam as a point of departure to a larger interrogation of human

Mahmoud Fayyad

transparently and do not operate so as to defeat the reasonable expectations of the consumer. 7 In addition, it provides two lists of terms (black and grey lists) having the aim to facilitate and unify the application of this principle between the Member States. 8 The above European voice is well known in

Sherin Kunhibava and Balachandran Shanmugam

Raja Laut , Malaysia Balachandran Shanmugam ** Professor of Finance, Taylor’s University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia Abstract In Islamic finance, many scholars advise against the use of derivatives, which is still in its infancy. Conventional law even voiced its objections to derivatives as early as