Legal Pluralism in the Western Law of Obligations

  • Marta InfantinoEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 77)


The chapter delves upon some recurring themes underlying Bussani’s scholarship—from his pluralistic view of legal sources, to his emphasis on people’s identity and affiliations as determinants of legal and disputing behavior—as far as the law of obligations in the West is concerned. In this light, the chapter scrutinizes the many ways in which people’s affiliations shape the legal contexts in which they live in, including the legal layers governing their obligations and the life cycle of their contractual and tortious claims. The aim is to provide a glimpse of the many paths of understanding that Bussani’s teachings open up for the study of Western contract and tort law.


Legal pluralism Law of obligations Western law Pyramid of disputes Identity 


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  1. 1.IUSLITUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

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