WG on Legal Pluralism

Why Do We Need a RCSL WG “Legal Pluralism”?

Situating the RCSL WG “Legal Pluralism” within the RCSL Working Group Profile

Planned activities (inter alia)

Coordination

Why Do We Need a RCSL WG “LP”?

Over the past decade, there appeared a number of overview publications on the issue of legal pluralism from theoretical and methodological perspectives vital to the debate today. They attest to the fact that the validity of the concept as an analytical category has meanwhile been widely accepted not only among legal anthropologists and socio-legal studies scholars, but also among jurists, legal practitioners, economists, political scientists, donor agencies, transnational corporations, and politicians, and so forth. (…) [See the complete scientific justification for the creation of the WG, published by Martin Ramstedt in RCSL Newsletter 2020 (2)]

Situating the RCSL WG “Legal Pluralism” within the RCSL Working Group Profile

The RCSL WG “LP” will intersect – both in terms of theorisation and methodology – with all other hitherto established RCSL working groups. Apart from furthering research on core topics associated with the concept of legal pluralism (see the above mentioned introductory paper), the RCSL WG “LP” will therefore provide useful interconnections between all the RCSL working groups, as well as a further frame for some of the research carried out in the other working groups.

Planned activities (inter alia)

Access to Justice in Non-State Law

  • LSA-IRC on “Gender and Customary/Indigenous Law” (meetings in Chicago, Lund and Lisbon)
  • IISL Summer School in Oñati on “Migration and the Governance of Religious and Cultural Diversity”

More general

  • Design of a RCSL Working Group on “Legal Pluralism” Workshop Series

Martin Ramstedt ( m.ramstedt<at>iijs.es ), October 2020

Coordination

Martin Ramstedt is senior researcher in the Project Group “Legal Pluralism” from 2006 to 2012, senior researcher at the “Law and Anthropology Department” of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, from 2012 to 2014, fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre of Advanced Studies “Law as Culture”, senior fellow at the Humanities Centre of Advanced Studies “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities”, Leipzig University, Deputy Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Halle University, from 2017 to 2019, together with Kim Economides and Leslie Ferraz global thematic coordinator for anthropological and postcolonial approaches within the Global Access to Justice Project (general coordinators: Alan Paterson, Byrant Garth, Cleber Francisco Alves, Diogo Esteves and Earl Johnson Jr.), and currently Scientific Director of the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Basque Country (Spain).

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