Archive for March, 2016

The concluding conference of our research project on traditional law in Georgia took place in November 2011. In 2015 was published an edited volume by Stéphane Voell and Iwona Kaliczewska which is largely based on this conference. The book is entitled “State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus”. Recently two reviews were published on this book.

Stéphen Huard writes in the The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law: “Unlike many conference collections, the volume as a whole keeps its unity thanks to theoretical organisation provided by Voell and Kaliszewska in the introducing chapter. The editors embrace the diversity of the contributions by dividing them in two main themes that represent the two halves of the volume under the banner of pluralism: tradition and the state.”

In Caucasus Survey Annamária Kissa writes: “The unique approach, carefully selected topics and detailed articles guarantee that this book is useful for not only those who are interested in the Caucasus region. The biggest strength of it is that it gives one the benefit of double insight by offering an understanding of highly peculiar traditions of specific segments of societies in the region, filtered through an understanding of the wider socio-political-economic context in which these are situated.”


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