The Heterogeneous State and Legal Pluralism in Mozambique

  title={The Heterogeneous State and Legal Pluralism in Mozambique},
  author={Boaventura de Sousa Santos},
  journal={Law \& Society Review},
  • B. Santos
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Law
  • Law & Society Review
This article analyzes some of the most salient features of the state and the legal system in Mozambique. I propose the concept of the heterogeneous state to highlight the breakdown of the modern equation between the unity of the state, on the one hand, and the unity of its legal and administrative operation, on the other. The centrality of legal pluralism is analyzed in light of an empirical research focused on community courts and traditional authorities. I use the concept of legal… 

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