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From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form

Fernanda Pirie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a legal code found among nomadic pastoralists in eastern Tibet. This code consists of directions and prescriptions relating to different areas of tribal life and specifies ... More


Legal Pluralism: A Systems Theory Approach to Language, Translation, and Communication

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0049
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the nature of the legal code and how it can be used to study state, inter-state, and non-state legal orders. It illustrates how codes can resolve or reduce problems of ... More


Legal Thought: Meaning and Power

Fernanda Pirie

in The Anthropology of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696840
eISBN:
9780191751110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the possibility of considering law as meaning and the apparent alternative of considering law as an aspect of power, and their limitations. The apparent dichotomy between the ... More


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