Law, community and the 2011 London Riots

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Legal pluralism provided a useful alternative framework because pluralism had always sought to identify hybrid legal spaces, where multiple normative systems occupied the same social field. An emphasis on legal pluralism also freed scholars from endless intractable debates about whether international law is truly law given that coercive enforcement power in the international and transnational arena is often indirect or non-existent. Moreover, global legal pluralism recognizes the possibility that at least sometimes this pluralism of normative authority may be preferable to a system that imposes a single authority because the reality of legal pluralism empowers individuals to strategically operate among normative and procedural regimes. Sovereigntists think global legal pluralism pays insufficient attention to nation-state prerogatives and just universalism in another guise. The move to global legal pluralism allows more detailed analysis of all the ways in which international and transnational legal and quasi-legal pronouncements have potential impact regardless of whether the pronouncements are accompanied by the threat of coercive force.


  • Reza Banakar
  • Alexandra Lort Phillips
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Westminster

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Juridik och samhälle
Titel på värdpublikationLaw, Society and Community
Undertitel på gästpublikationSocio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell
FörlagTaylor & Francis
Antal sidor17
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781317107293
ISBN (tryckt)9781472409829
StatusPublished - 2016
Peer review utfördJa