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Record number 351348
Title Die Revitalisierung in Tradition im Recht: Rückfall in die Vergangenheit oder zeitgemässe Entwicklung?
Author(s) Benda-Beckmann, F. von; Benda-Beckmann, K. von; Turner, B.
Source Juridkum 2005 (2005)4. - p. 197 - 201.
Department(s) Law Group
Publication type Non-refereed article in scientific journal
Publication year 2005
Abstract One of the major research themes of the project group is the changes in plural legal constellations characterised by some form of co-existence between state law, customary law and religious law under conditions of globalisation. One of the unexpected and striking developments is what looks like a revitalisation of tradition in customary and religious law. Although the increased proliferation of interand transnational law as well as state legislation would lead one to expect a further weakening or disappearance of non-state legal forms, the contrary seems to be true. Research carried out in West Sumatra, Indonesia, the Souss in Southern Morocco, Bombay (India) and Ladakh and Amdo (Tibetan India and China) suggests that such revitalisation cannot be simply explained as a nostalgic turning back to the past due to the failure of nation states or the political, economic and cultural impacts of globalisation. Research shows that these processes are often very future oriented. Local, national and transnational actors instrumentalise the past for shaping social, economic and political organisation.
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