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dc.contributor.authorDemian, Melissa Aviva
dc.identifier.citationDemian , M A 2021 , ' The states of law in Papua New Guinea ' , Law and Critique , vol. 32 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1215-0239/work/98197260
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dc.description.abstractThis article employs a consideration of Peter Fitzpatrick’s early work in Papua New Guinea to reflect on legal and social developments in the country since his residence there during the independence period. In particular, Fitzpatrick’s concerns about the emergence of a Papua New Guinean bourgeois legality that would shape the postcolony are shown to have been prescient in some respects, and also to have had other outcomes unanticipated by the Marxist legal and anthropological imagination of the 1970s. Finally, I use examples from the heterogeneous lawscape of Papua New Guinean cities to illustrate how the ‘true people’s law’ envisioned by Fitzpatrick is in the process of emerging in spaces outside of formal legislative or court processes.
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dc.subjectClass formationen
dc.subjectLegal pluralismen
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.titleThe states of law in Papua New Guineaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Pacific Studiesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Legal and Constitutional Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Social Anthropologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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