Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

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This book offers fresh perspectives on the phenomenon of legal pluralism, on shari'a law in practice and on Palestinian-Israeli relations in the divided city of Jerusalem. The study is based on participant observations in the studied shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, as well as on textual and legal analyses of court cases and rulings, and suggests an organizational-institutional approach to legal pluralism, which examines not only the relations between bodies of law but also the relations between courts of law serving the same population.... of the legal procedures. in mark galantera#39;s (1983: 34) words, a€œcourts not only resolve disputes, they prevent them, mobilize them, displace them, and transform them. ... we may hypothesize that the new option opened to muslim women, offiling maintenance claims in the family court, will result in a ... decisions with regard to divorce settlements (see e.g., relis 2002: 172, sarat and Felstiner 1995: 17a€“20).

Title:Legal Pluralism in the Holy City
Author:Dr Ido Shahar
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-09-28


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