The Everyday Functioning of an African Public Service: Informalization, Privatization and Corruption in Benin’s Legal System

@article{Bierschenk2008TheEF,
  title={The Everyday Functioning of an African Public Service: Informalization, Privatization and Corruption in Benin’s Legal System},
  author={T. Bierschenk},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={101 - 139}
}
  • T. Bierschenk
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
Abstract On the basis of ethnographic research this paper examines the everyday functioning of the legal system and the common professional practices of its actors in the Republic of Benin. The fundamental functional problems of the Beninese legal system arise from severe personnel, material and technical, organizational and regulatory under-resourcing or misresourcing. In the face of the resultant overloading of the system, the professional legal actors and their clients develop collusive… Expand
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