Forum shopping," namely "[t]he practice of choosing the most favourable jurisdiction or court in which a claim may be heard" (Garner, 2001, p. 590), is highly prevalent in situations of legal pluralism. In such situations, actors are often able to choose between several legal forums, and tend to prefer the forum that they perceive as best serving their interests. Surprisingly, this practice has received but meager attention in anthropological studies of legal pluralism. Only a handful of anthropologists have focused on such questions as: How do actors choose between legal forums? What individual considerations, social norms, and political structures guide and constrain their choice? How does this choice affect the outcome of the dispute? What is the accumulated effect of forum shopping on the forums involved?
|Title of host publication||Religion in Disputes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Pervasiveness of Religious Normativity in Disputing Processes|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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© Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann.
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