Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Barbara Oomen
    Pages 1-36
  3. Barbara Oomen
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  4. Barbara Oomen
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  5. Barbara Oomen
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  6. Barbara Oomen
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  7. Barbara Oomen
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  8. Barbara Oomen
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-272

About this book


This book examines the ongoing resurgence of traditional power structures in South Africa. Oomen assesses the relation between the changing legal and socio-political position of traditional authority and customary law and what these changes can teach us about the interrelation between law, politics, and culture in the post-modern world.


Africa culture law

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AmsterdamNetherlands

About the authors

Barbara Oomen is Assistant Professor of Law at Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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