Research report 2004 - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Legal processes in new state configurations: incorporating peoples of minority groups in India and China
Rechtspluralismus (Prof. Dr. Keebet Benda-Beckmann)
MPI für ethnologische Forschung, Halle/Saale
SummaryNation-states worldwide, both new and old, have to develop systems of law, governance and social control which can incorporate peoples of minority groups. A research project at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology investigates the contrasting ways Tibetan groups have experienced state control in India and China. It concludes that indigenous concepts of order are powerful factors influencing the groups’ reactions and responses to the legal regimes in each state.