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NCJ Number: 67284 Find in a Library
Title: DISPUTING PROCESS - LAW IN TEN SOCIETIES
Corporate Author: Columbia University Press
United States of America
Editor(s): L NADER; H F TODD
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 392
Sponsoring Agency: Columbia University Press
New York, NY 10025
Sale Source: Columbia University Press
562 W. 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE POSITION OF LAW IN SOCIETY AS WELL AS FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGIST-SCHOLAR, THIS VOLUME EXPLORES THE MYRIAD HANDLING OF DISPUTE CASES IN 10 SOCIETIES LOCATED AROUND THE WORLD.
Abstract: IN EACH OF THE SOCIETIES STUDIED, DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AND PROCESSING ARE EXAMINED UNDER THE INFLUENCES OF A NETWORK OF SHIFTING SOCIAL RELATIONS. OTHER FACTORS IDENTIFIED ARE THE CONTROL OF SCARCE RESOURCES, THE DISTRIBUTION OF POWER, THE AIMS OF THE PARTICIPANTS, ACCESS TO FORUMS, TIMING, COST, THE CULTURAL DIMENSION, AND THE DEGREE OF INCORPORATION INTO A NATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEM. THE 10 SOCIETIES STUDIED INCLUDE GROUPS THAT HAVE VIRTUALLY NO CONTACT WITH NATIONAL OR STATE LAW, SOCIETIES THAT EXEMPLIFY THE INCREASING INCORPORATION OF STATE LAW INTO THE LOCAL TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS, AND SOCIETIES WITH LITTLE OR NO USE OF THIRD PARTIES IN DISPUTE-RESOLVING PROCESSES. THE SOCIETIES STUDIED ARE THE JALE OF INDONESIAN NEW GUINEA; A SCANDINAVIAN FISHING VILLAGE; URBAN GHANA; SUNNI MUSLIM AND MULTI-RELIGIOUS LEBANESE VILLAGES; AND PEASANT VILLAGES IN BAVARIA, TURKEY, SARDINIA, ZAMBIA, AND MEXICO. AFTER DESCRIBING THE BACKGROUND OF EACH SOCIETY, THE WAYS IN WHICH DISPUTES ARE PROCESSED ARE ANALYZED. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS INTENDED AS INPUT FOR CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON OF DISPUTE PROCESSES. NOTES AND REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED, ALONG WITH NAME AND SUBJECT INDEXES. FOR INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES, SEE NCJ 67285-92. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--RCB)
Index Term(s): Africa; Case studies; Conflict resolution; Court system; Germany; Ghana; Intergovernmental relations; Italy; Lebanon; Mexico; Municipal courts; Neighborhood justice centers; Scandinavia; Social classes; Social organization; Turkey
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