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dc.contributor.authorConn, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T19:49:44Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T19:49:44Z
dc.date.issued1974-02-26
dc.identifier.citationConn, Stephen. (1974). "The Extralegal Forum and Legal Power: The Dynamics of the Relationship — Other Pipelines." Paper presented at the Symposium on Ethnography of Power in Aboriginal North America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, 26 Feb 1974.en_US
dc.identifier.otherJC 7511.01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/10731
dc.descriptionA revised version of this paper was published as: Conn, Stephen. (1976). "The Extralegal Forum and Legal Power: The Dynamics of the Relationship — Other Pipelines." The Anthropology of Power: Ethnographic Studies from Asia, Oceania, and the New World, pp. 217–224. New York: Academic Press.en_US
dc.description.abstractDiverse groups — e.g., Brazilian squatters, Navajos, village Eskimos and Indians — look to special forums to resolve disputes outside the formal legal system. These forums are employed because they accept disputes as defined by their clients and offer remedies based upon these conceptualizations. Formal agents of the law in their environments cannot do this. When these forums are extralegal (without formal legal authority to act) and are located in an environment where the formal legal process has the theoretical capacity to intervene in the disputes, they must tap into authentic lines of power to maintain their credibility with their constituents. Legal power is not usually formally delegated without defined limits upon its use. Because extralegal forums often must be free from the constraints of particular norms and processes, in order to correctly define and remedy disputes, extralegal forums seek borrowed power through special relationships with formal agents of legal power. Then they reapply it to meet the needs of their constituents. This paper describes the ways to study these relationships and their likely impact upon an informal forum. The author suggests a way of viewing extralegal dispute resolution in a given community against the larger matrix of relationships between the formal and informal legal process. He draws upon his field work in Brazilian squatter colonies, Navajo Indian communities, and rural Athabascan and Eskimo villages in Alaska.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract / Extralegal Forums – Their Future / Bibliographyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Social, Economic and Government Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanksen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Nativesen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectbush justiceen_US
dc.subjectcustomary lawen_US
dc.subjectlegal pluralismen_US
dc.subjectNavajo peopleen_US
dc.subjectrural justiceen_US
dc.subjecttraditional law waysen_US
dc.titleThe Extralegal Forum and Legal Power: The Dynamics of the Relationship — Other Pipelinesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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