Strengthening Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: The Effects of Local Acknowledgment of Kasepuhan Adat Communities in West Java and Banten Provinces

Tine Suartina

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Abstract

This study of legal pluralism in Indonesia focuses on customary (adat) law and how local government acknowledgment of adat communities affects the plural legal order. Using legal anthropology, socio-legal study, and politics of law approaches, this research applies ethnography involving qualitative and comparative techniques to Kasepuhan communities in Sukabumi and Lebak. Findings include: (1) local recognition of adat communities in conjunction with adat village and adat forest strengthened adat law, impacting mainly territorial law and village politics; (2) legal pluralism is processual, dynamic, contested and renegotiated by factors including stigmatisation and the capacity of the nation-state to manage diversity.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Acciaioli, Greg, Supervisor
  • Blakeney, Michael, Supervisor
  • Bourchier, David, Supervisor
  • Adhuri, Dedi S., Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date10 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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