Dispute Settlement in Eastern Guinea-Bissau

Self-Presentations, Stories and Agency

By Anne-Kristin Borszik

'There is no justice in Guinea-Bissau' many people lament in this West African country. Impunity and legal uncertainty tend to mark their interactions with judges, regulos (chiefs), police officers, or imams when they have become involved in a dispute. Based on case analysis, this book analyzes dispute settlers' self-presentations, stories told of them, and aggrieved parties' agency in semi-rural Guinea-Bissau. By introducing a typology of dispute settlers, as well as the concepts of person-bound dispute settlement and supporter activation, this book contributes to debates in legal anthropology. Dissertation. (Series: Contributions to African Research / Beitr?ge zur Afrikaforschung, Vol. 72) [Subject: African Studies, Legal Anthropology]

Publication Date: 12/15/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907400