NUMBER 46 / 2001
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Franz von BENDA-BECKMANN is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and a head of the Project Group Legal Pluralism at the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology at Halle/Saale, Germany. He was formerly Professor of Agrarian Law at Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.
Jennifer CORRIN CARE is a Senior Lecturer in the T.C. Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland . She was formerly Associate Professor at the University of the South Pacific. She has practised as a barrister and solicitor in Solomon Islands since 1986 and has published extensively on customary law in the Pacific.
V.M. ETYLIN is a researcher at the Chukotka Scientific Research Centre, Far Eastern Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
S.S. KRYUKOVA is a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
I.V. NAM is Assistant Professor at Tomsk State University, Tomsk
N.I. NOVIKOVA is a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
N.G. OVSYANIKOV is a researcher at the Pacific Institute of Geography, Far Eastern Division, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Leopold POSPISIL is the Director of the Division of Anthropology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Law, Yale University. He holds a law degree from Charles University of Prague, studied philosophy at Masaryk’s University, Ludwigsburg, obtained an M.A. from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. from Yale Universtiy. He has conducted ethnological fieldwork in many parts of the world. His works include Kapauku Papuans and Their Law (1958), The Anthropology of Law: A Comparative Theory (1970), ‘Legally induced culture change in Papua New Guinea’ (pp. 127-144 in Sandra Burman and Barbara Harrell-Bond (eds.), The Imposition of Law, 1979), and numerous other works.
Ulrike SCHMID (born 1964 in Aalen, Germany) studied political science at the University of Munich, graduating in 1991. In 1996-97 she did seven months’ research in Zambia, Ghana and Cameroon for her D.Phil. in social/legal anthropology at the Free University Berlin on The Rule of Law in Political Transitions. Her dissertation will be published as Rechtspluralismus als Herausforderung für den Rechtsstaat: Ein Vergleich der Transitionen in Zambia und Ghana. She was awarded her doctorate (pending the publication of the dissertation) in 2000. In 2000-2001 she worked as a short term expert in development cooperation.
A.V. SMOLYAK is a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He has published: Concerning Freely Used Hunting and Fishing Grounds. Ethnic Processes among the Lower Amur and Sakhalin Peoples (Moscow, 1975); and Nations of the Lower Amur and Sakhalin. Ethnic History of Northern Peoples. (Moscow 1982).
O.D. TREGUBOV is a researcher at the Chukotka Scientific Research Centre, Far Eastern Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Han F. VERMEULEN is a member of the Cultural Anthropology/Sociology of Non-Western Societies Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
A.N. YAMSKOV is Head of the Research Team in Ethnic Ecology at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He has written: Territories of Traditional Land Use in Khabarovsk Krai. Studies in Applied and Immediate Ethnology (Moscow, 1996); and 'Possible definition of "territories of traditional nature use in the legislation concerning the rights of small-numbered peoples of the North, pp. 212-221 in Homo Juridicus: Proceedings of a Conference on Legal Anthropology. Moscow, 1997).
Jean G. ZORN is a Professor of Law at the City University of New York School of Law. She has also taught at the University of Papua New Guinea Law Faculty and at the University of the South Pacific Law School. She has been doing research on customary law in the Pacific for more than 20 years and has published numerous articles and monographs.