Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh

Author:   Tobias Berger (Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universitat Berlin)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198807865


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   12 October 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh


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This book examines the ways in which ideas about 'the rule of law' travel from the desks of development experts in Brussels and New York to national headquarters in Dhaka and on to villages in rural Bangladesh. The central argument of the book is that these ideas need to change as they travel. To change the ways in which courts are operating in a specific place, ideas about 'the rule of law' need to be translated in ways that make sense to people within that contexts. This book analyses one such process of translation in Bangladesh. It shows how the grassroots level fieldworker of local NGOs translate the rule of law (for example when they translate this secular notion for religious discourses about Islam) and thereby improve the access of poor and marginalized people to local courts.

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Author:   Tobias Berger (Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universitat Berlin)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.472kg
ISBN:  

9780198807865


ISBN 10:   0198807864
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   12 October 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1: Introduction: Global Norms and Local Courts Part I 2: Norms in Translations 3: The Village Courts in Bangladesh 4: Between the State and the Shalish: the Logic of Non-Enforcement Part II 5: The Project 'Activating the Village Courts' 6: Translating Institutions 7: Translating Practices and Normative Orders 8: Conclusion: All that's Lost in Re-Translation

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Tobias Berger is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Freie Universitat Berlin. Having studied at SOAS, Oxford, and Berlin, he obtained he PhD at the Freie Unviersitat in 2014. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale and a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna. His research interests are located at the intersection of International Relations, Legal Anthropology, and Political Theory.

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