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Legal autonomy as political engagement: The Ladakhi village in the wider world

Abstract:

Local systems of law are constantly forced to adapt to powerful external legal orders. As well as employing tactics of resistance and accommodation, some communities respond by maintaining boundaries around their legal sphere, safeguarding a measure of judicial autonomy. This article examines one such instance, from the Indian Himalayas. It argues that, much more complex than a case of domination and resistance, this autonomy represents a long history of deference and distance toward external...

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Journal:
Law and Society Review
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
77-104
Publication date:
2006-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1540-5893
ISSN:
0023-9216
URN:
uuid:739c953f-5f98-46c3-b09d-1da15b4c83c6
Source identifiers:
283909
Local pid:
pubs:283909
Language:
English

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