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The Mediterranean Hybridity Project: On Euro-Mediterranean Laws and Norms Institutional links and funding sources are being sought for an ongoing project on laws and norms of the Euro-Mediterranean region. The extraordinary legal-normative complexity of the Euro-Mediterranean region was produced in a long history of conquest, colonisation, and social and legal diffusion across shifting and porous cultural and political boundaries. But studies of this 'hybridity' have been isolated, sporadic, and too often framed within narrow jurisdictional and disciplinary constraints. The Mediterranean <http://www.law.lsu.edu/globals/sitelibraries/jcls/home/V4%20n2%2010%20Donlan.pdf> Hybridity Project, an initiative of <http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.ie/> Juris Diversitas, seeks to address this lacuna through the development of a collaborative trans-disciplinary network of experts from law, anthropology, geography, history, sociology, etc. The project's methodology marries conceptual and empirical models from the legal and social sciences to investigate the (i) diverse state laws (including those of customary and religious origin) and (ii) lived non-state norms (especially 'non-state justice systems'). The primary goal will be the generation of in-depth accounts of these official and unofficial 'legalities' in practice across the region and a cross-cultural analysis of those reports. Numerous conceptual and practical benefits will result from a better understanding of how justice is achieved in practice both within and beyond the institutions of the state, before and after the events of the 'Arab Spring'. This information will provide an empirically grounded approach to issues of law and policy and assist the work of academics, practitioners, policy-makers, and civil society organisations and the wider community. The project could also make vital contributions to current Euro-Mediterranean debates on, eg, commerce, the environment, human rights, migration, and security. And, while rooted in a case study of the Euro-Mediterranean region, the information generated is important to an increasingly complex and polyjural Europe. It might even provide a model for research elsewhere around the globe. The Project was launched in Malta in 2010 and developed in subsequent meetings there and in Sicily and Morocco. Most recently, a workshop-Doing <http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.ie/2012/01/reminder-call-for-papers-doing-justice.html> Justice: Official and Unofficial 'Legalities' in Practice-was held in Rabat, Morocco from 18-19 June 2012, co-organised by Juris Diversitas and the Centre Jacques- <http://www.cjb.ma/> Berque. Posted by: "Sean.Donlan" <Sean.Donlan@ul.ie>