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Pakistan's Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

By: Osama Siddique

Price: $23.17

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 101462

ISBN: 1107636272

Condition: New


Law reform in Pakistan attracts such disparate champions as the Chief Justice of Pakistan the USAID and the Taliban. Common to their equally obsessive pursuit of 'speedy justice' is a remarkable obliviousness to the historical institutional and sociological factors that alienate Pakistanis from their formal legal system. This pioneering book highlights vital and widely neglected linkages between the 'narratives of colonial displacement' resonant in the literature on South Asia's encounter with colonial law and the region's postcolonial official law reform discourses. Against this backdrop it p... View more info