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dc.contributor.authorWolf, Michael Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T07:00:29Z
dc.date.available2015-11-25T07:00:29Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-02en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3045en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/64186
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the relationship between proto-democracy, multiculturalism, and state formation. In the introduction, I express the desire to ascertain how legal multiculturalism on the Isle of Man could be viewed as a product of the shared proto-democratic character of the Irish and the Norse legal traditions. Further, I wish to explore how this multiculturalism influenced the development of the state on the island and, coming full circle, what multiculturalism and state formation meant for the future of proto-democracy on the island. In this thesis, I conclude that many of the institutions that played a role in fostering state formation on Man, such as the keys, coroners, and parishes, were themselves a product of legal multiculturalism. Further, I argue that this legal multiculturalism and state formation in turn results in a loss of institutions on Man that characterized the separate legal traditions as proto-democracies.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectMulticulturalismen_US
dc.subjectState Formationen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Historyen_US
dc.subjectIsle of Manen_US
dc.titleExploring Legal Multiculturalism in the Irish Sea: Multiculturalism, Proto-Democracy, and State Formation on the Isle of Man from 900-1300en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairKoch, Bettinaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEska, Charlene Marieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en_US


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