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MPI for Social Anthropology Project Group Legal Pluralism

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, founded in 1998, started work in 1999 with a department on Integration and Conflict and a department on Property, now renamed Socialist and Postsocialist Eurasia. In 2000, the Project Group Legal Pluralism was established, and in 2002 a Siberian Studies Centre. The research themes of these four Institute divisions overlap. Questions of law and legal pluralism play a role in each of the departments, but they are the prime focus of research in the Project Group.

The Project Group looks into the formation and social significance of complex normative systems. The term legal pluralism is an indication that several legal systems may coexist within one sociopolitical unit. The systems contain parallel (and often opposing) regulations ...

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