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Contention and dispute : aspects of law and social control in Melanesia


Law pervades the social, political, and economic aspects of the lives of all people in all communities. In Papua New Guinea, as in many emerging nations, however, law is not always the panoplied abstraction of western nations; rather, it is the customary law, in which discussions and arguments about disputes within the groups are carried on until consensus is reached. Contention and Dispute presents several case histories from different parts of Papua New Guinea showing what people argue about...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1974
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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