In This Review

Legal Pluralism: An Introduction to Colonial and Neo-Colonial Laws
Legal Pluralism: An Introduction to Colonial and Neo-Colonial Laws
By M. B. Hooker
Oxford University Press, 1976, 601 pp.
The Politics of Cultural Pluralism
The Politics of Cultural Pluralism
By M. Crawford Young
University of Wisconsin Press, 1976, 560 pp.

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.