Home >> Sociology of Law >> Pluralism and Changing Legal Scenario


  • With the onset of globalization, coupled with the rise of global governance, transnational law, and supranational law, the common understanding of law as essentially on a par with the sovereignty of the state.
  • Currently, law is not to be considered merely a formulated will of the state that is backed by the sovereign power of the State. Inspired by the work of Ronald Dworkin, a number of scholars have argued for an understanding of law that, initially at least, appears to place both realism and pluralism beyond the reach of legal theory.
  • Further the legal pluralism is the effect of different legal systems application to solve varied legal problem. With the onset of dispute settlement, the use of plural sources of law and the availability of choice of law and the strategies of choice of forum, no country today can be catalogued as appropriate to one legal system.
Current Affairs Magazine