1. Rules of law and laws of ruling : law and governance between past and future / Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, Julia Eckert 2. Reflections on the anthropology of law, governance and sovereignty / John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff 3. Private military companies and state sovereignty : regulating transnational flows of violence and capital / Diana Sidakis 4. Laws of suspicion : legal status, space and the impossibility of separation in the Israeli-occupied West Bank / Tobias Kelly 5. Ritual and rule in the periphery : state violence and local governance in a Peruvian comunidad / Monique Nuijten and David Lorenzo 6. Government, business and chiefs : ambiguities of social justice through land restitution in South Africa / Anne Hellum and Bill derman 7. Re-scaling governance for better resource management? / Melanie G. Wiber and Arthur Bull 8. The governance of children : from welfare justice to proactive regulation in the Scottish children's hearings system / Anne Griffiths and Randy F. Kandel 9. Migration and integration of third-country nationals in Europe : the need for the development of an efficient, effective and legitimate system of governance / Marie-Claire Foblets 10. From the revenue rule to soft law and back again : the consequences for 'society' of the social governance of international tax competition / Bill Maurer 11. The law of the project : government and 'good governance' at the world bank in Indonesia / Tania Murray Li 12. Corruption as governance? : law, transparency and appointment procedures in Italian universities / David Nelken.