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The relationship between legal pluralism and the rule of law in South Africa and Timor-Leste

Grenfell, Laura


The re/establishment of the ‘rule of law’ in transitional countries has become a mantra of the international community. At its core, the rule of law assumes that the state enjoys a monopoly of law. This thesis argues that the promotion of the rule of law in transitional countries gives insufficient attention to whether a strong level of legal pluralism exists, in that forms of non-state law, such as customary law, operate in parallel with state law and are preferred by a large proportion of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-04-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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