Legal Pluralism: An Introduction to Colonial and Neo-Colonial Laws; The Politics of Cultural Pluralism

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Legal Pluralism: An Introduction to Colonial and Neo-Colonial Laws

By M. B. Hooker
Oxford University Press, 1976
601 pp. $37.50
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The Politics of Cultural Pluralism

By M. Crawford Young
University of Wisconsin Press, 1976
560 pp. $20.00
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Ethnic cleavages within less-developed countries have drawn increasing attention to the relationships among cultural pluralism, political stability and economic growth. Mr. Hooker analyzes the interplay of indigenous and imported legal patterns; Professor Young concentrates on the anthropological and sociological bases of pluralistic regimes and on the sources of communal conflict.