Legal pluralism in the Holy City : competing courts, forum shopping, and institutional dynamics in Jerusalem / Ido Shahar, University of Haifa, Israel.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, 
xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cultural diversity and law.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Shari'a courts in Palestine and Israel : a socio-historical review Shari'a courts in Israel : the legal setting Establishment of the Shari'a court in West Jerusalem The site The cast of characters Organizational routines Doing ethnography in the Shari'a court in West Jerusalem : some reflexive notes Breaking Shari'a courts' monopoly in jurisdiction Shari'a courts' response to competition Forum shopping : where to file a maintenance suit Three Shari'a courts in Jerusalem Forum shopping between Shari'a courts Israeli Shari'a courts as pluralistic organizations : a new institutional perspective Empirical and theoretical implications.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-219) and index.