Laws of the postcolonial

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Legal polycentricity.,
  • Multiculturalism -- Law and legislation.,
  • Postcolonialism.,
  • Cultural relativism.,
  • Culture and law.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Eve Darian-Smith and Peter Fitzpatrick.
SeriesLaw, meaning, and violence
ContributionsDarian-Smith, Eve, 1963-, Fitzpatrick, Peter, 1941-.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK236 .L39 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16626751M
LC Control Number98051222

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