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By Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

Providing an anthropological viewpoint, this quantity explores the altering kin among legislation and governance, studying how adjustments within the constitution of governance have an effect on the relative social importance of legislations inside of events of felony pluralism. The authors argue that there was a re-regulation instead of a de-regulation, propagated through a plurality of regulative professionals and this re-regulation is observed by means of an expanding ideological dominance of rights speak and juridification of clash. Drawing on insights into such methods, this quantity explores the level to which legislation is used either as a constitutive legitimation of governance and because the medium in which governance procedures happen. Highlighting the various paradoxes and the accidental outcomes of those regulating strategies and the resultant dynamics, "Rules of legislation and the legislation of Ruling" can be a beneficial source for researchers and scholars operating within the components of felony anthropology and governance.

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The final chapter by Nelken on ‘Corruption as Governance? Law, Transparency and Appointment Procedures in Italian Universities’ draws attention to a relation between law and governance ‘that is usually outside the ambit of legal or political science models’. This is where governance practices involve two sets of rules, principles and sanctioning mechanisms that relate to the same activities of the same actors. In contrast to the better-known instances of normative or legal plurality, in which actors often mobilize different legal forms with differing legitimacies against each other, Nelken discusses ‘corruption as governance’ using the example of the concorso, the appointment system to university positions at Italian universities.

This section, in abbreviated and amended form, is extracted from the introduction to our recent Law and Disorder in the Postcolony (Comaroff and Comaroff 2006b). Reflections on the Anthropology of Law, Governance and Sovereignty 33 – specifically, that species of law held to underpin public order – has been yet further fetishized; even as, across the world, ever more forbidding walls are put up to protect the propertied from the unruly. Note that, in speaking of fetishism, we refer to the process of displacement whereby an abstraction – in this case, ‘the law’ – is objectified, ascribed a life-force of its own, and attributed the mythic capacity to configure a world of relations in its own image.

The civilized Israeli population needed zones of safety where civilian life was possible, apart from and excluding the Palestinian population, who were regarded as being so fundamentally different that they had to be excluded. In line with the American obsession with security and anti-terrorism, the Israeli government has imposed a military governance structure that follows a criminological model and is based on ‘punitive segregation’. Kelly also explores the tensions inherent in this legal regime of spatial control and their violent outcome.

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