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Bates, Karine

Research Fellow


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Bates, Karine


Specialized in Judicial Anthropology, Karine Bates’s research centers on the access to justice in India, through the study of judicial and social reforms and focuses principally on property rights among Hindus, in particular questions of inheritance, dowry and alimony. The purpose of her work is to analyze judicial pluralism in India, with the objective of understanding, on one hand, the diversity of discourses and practices in relation to the process of access to justice and on the other hand, the interaction between formal and informal instances of conflict resolution. In the context of her Doctoral and Postdoctoral degrees (McGill and UdeM), she lived for more than two years in India, as much in rural than in urban settings, notably in Marahastra and in Karala. She directs the Research Pole on India and South Asia (PRIAS), which she created in 2008.

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