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The Resource The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa, edited by Olaf Zenker and Markus Virgil Hoehne

The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa, edited by Olaf Zenker and Markus Virgil Hoehne

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The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa
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The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa
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edited by Olaf Zenker and Markus Virgil Hoehne
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eng
Summary
This volume analyses how the interactions between state and non-state normative orders have shaped the everyday practices of the state. It argues that, in their daily work, local officials are confronted with a paradox of customary law: operating under politico-legal pluralism and limited state capacity, bureaucrats must often, paradoxically, deal with custom - even though the form and logic of customary rule is not easily compatible and frequently incommensurable with the form and logic of the state - in order to do their work as a state. Given the self-contradictory nature of this endeavour, officials end up processing, rather than solving, this paradox in multiple, inconsistent and piecemeal ways. Assembling inventive case studies on state-driven land reforms in South Africa and Tanzania, the police in Mozambique, witchcraft in southern Sudan, constitutional reform in South Sudan, Guinea's long durée of changing state engagements with custom, and hybrid political orders in Somaliland, this volume offers important insights into the divergent strategies used by African officials in handling this paradox of customary law and, somehow, getting their work done
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Zenker, Olaf
  • Höhne, Markus Virgil
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Cultural diversity and law
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  • Customary law
  • Customary law
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
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The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa, edited by Olaf Zenker and Markus Virgil Hoehne
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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txt
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Contents
Processing the paradox : when the state has to deal with customary law / Olaf Zenker & Markus Virgil Hoehne -- Bush-level bureaucrats in South African land restitution : implementing state law under chiefly rule / Olaf Zenker -- State police and tradition in post-war Mozambique : the dilemmas of claiming sovereignty in legal pluralistic contexts / Helene Maria Kyed -- Mixing oil and water? : colonial state justice and the challenge of witchcraft accusations in central Equatoria, Southern Sudan / Cherry Leonardi -- When the state is forced to deal with local law : approaches of and challenges for state actors in emerging south sudan / Katrin Seidel -- Co-opted, abolished, democratized : the Guinean state's strategies towards elders / Anita Schroven -- State-orchestrated access to land dispute settlement in Africa : land conflicts and new-wave land reform in Tanzania / Rasmus H. Pedersen -- One country, two systems : hybrid political orders (HPOs) and legal and political friction in Somaliland / Markus Virgil Hoehne -- The complexity of legal pluralist settings : an afterword / Janine Ubink
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9781409468639
Lccn
2017041704
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1002693078
Label
The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa, edited by Olaf Zenker and Markus Virgil Hoehne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Processing the paradox : when the state has to deal with customary law / Olaf Zenker & Markus Virgil Hoehne -- Bush-level bureaucrats in South African land restitution : implementing state law under chiefly rule / Olaf Zenker -- State police and tradition in post-war Mozambique : the dilemmas of claiming sovereignty in legal pluralistic contexts / Helene Maria Kyed -- Mixing oil and water? : colonial state justice and the challenge of witchcraft accusations in central Equatoria, Southern Sudan / Cherry Leonardi -- When the state is forced to deal with local law : approaches of and challenges for state actors in emerging south sudan / Katrin Seidel -- Co-opted, abolished, democratized : the Guinean state's strategies towards elders / Anita Schroven -- State-orchestrated access to land dispute settlement in Africa : land conflicts and new-wave land reform in Tanzania / Rasmus H. Pedersen -- One country, two systems : hybrid political orders (HPOs) and legal and political friction in Somaliland / Markus Virgil Hoehne -- The complexity of legal pluralist settings : an afterword / Janine Ubink
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9781409468639
Lccn
2017041704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1002693078

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