Law, Trust, and Power – Interview with Nafay Choudhury about the Role of Law in Economic Exchanges

Nafay Choudhury

Nafay Choudhury is currently a PhD candidate at King’s College London. His research theorizes on the relationship between legal and nonlegal norms in developing societies, based on empirical research methods. He is conducting an ethnographic research project about the money exchange bazaar in Kabul, Afghanistan. Outside of academia, he volunteers alongside an international consortium of lawyers supporting refugees in Europe.

In this interview, Nafay speaks about his interest in the mechanisms that regulate economic transactions that may be found outside of the formal legal system, such as trust relationships on which are based large parts of the actual economy in Afghanistan. He also speaks about his experience during the Transregional Academy, where scholars from various disciplines discussed questions on the distributional effects of the law and legal structures, as well as their connections to the economy that are rarely discussed in law schools.

 

 

 

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Citation: Law, Trust, and Power – Interview with Nafay Choudhury about the Role of Law in Economic Exchanges, in: Transregional Academies Blog, 18.09.2017, https://academies.hypotheses.org/2796


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