Articles

forthcoming 2021
Legal pluralism in Central Asia. The customization of state and religious law in Kyrgyzstan. In The Central Asian World, edited by Jeanne Féaux de la Croix and Madeleine Reeves. London: Routledge.

forthcoming 2021
Radikale Buddhisten in Myanmar. Nationalismus oder Terrorismus? Der burmesische Mönch Wirathu. In Terrorismus im 21. Jahrhundert. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. In der Reihe “Zeitbilder”.

forthcoming 2021
Law. In Central Asia. Contexts for understanding, edited by David Montgomery. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

2019
Das Recht der Anderen. Rechtsethnologie zwischen Pluralität, Indigenität und Alterität. In Interdisziplinäre Rechtsforschung. Eine Einführung, edited by Christian Boulanger, Julika Rosenstock und Tobias Singelnstein (Hg.). Wiesbaden: Springer. pp. 91-108.

2018

Saving face, evoking law. On the usefulness of symbolization theory for legal anthropology. In Anthropology as hommage. Festschrift for Ivo Strecker, edited by Felix Girke and Sophia Thubauville. Mainz: Rüdiger Köppe, pp. 289-304.

2016
Houses of Islam. Muslims, property rights and the state in Myanmar. In: Crouch, Melissa (ed.):
Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging. Oxford University Press, pp.127-155.

2014
Ordering Ideals. Accomplishing Well-Being in a Kyrgyz Cooperative of Elders. In: Montgomery, David (ed.): Negotiating Well-Being in Central Asia. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp.10-25.

2014
(together with Johan Rasanayagam and Madeleine Reeves) Introduction: Performances, possibilities, and practices of the political in Central Asia. In: Reeves, Madeleine, Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer (eds.): Ethnographies of the state in Central Asia. Performing politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 1-26.

2014
‘There is this law.’ Performing the state in the Kyrgyz courts of elders. In: Reeves, Madeleine, Johan Rasanayagam and Judith Beyer (eds.): Ethnographies of the state in Central Asia. Performing politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 99-123.

2012
Settling descent: Place-making and genealogy in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. In: Reeves, Madeleine (ed.). Movement, power and place in Central Asia and beyond: Contested trajectories. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 97-110. PDF available for download here.

2010
Authority as accomplishment. Intergenerational dynamics in Talas, Northern Kyrgyzstan. In: Sengupta, Anita and Suchandana Chatterjee (eds). Eurasian Perspectives. In search of alternatives. New Delhi: Shipra, pp. 78-92. PDF available for download here.

2006
Rhetoric of ‘transformation’: The case of the Kyrgyz constitutional reform. In: Berg, Andrea and Anna Kreikemeyer (eds.): Realities of transformation: Democratization policies in Central Asia revisited. Baden-Baden: Nomos. pp, 43-62. PDF available for download here.

2005
Die Aksakal-Gerichte in Kirgistan: Historische Entwicklung und aktuelle Situation einer traditionellen Rechtsinstanz in Zentralasien [The aksakal courts in Kyrgyzstan. Historical development and current situation of a traditional legal institution in Central Asia]. In: Kemper, Michael and Maurus Reinkowski (eds.): Rechtspluralismus in der islamischen Welt: Gewohnheitsrecht zwischen Staat und Gesellschaft. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 342-358 (in German). PDF available for download here.

2005
Sravnitelnyi analiz transformacionnykh processov v Kyrgyzstane i Nigerii (Zapadnaia Afrika) [Comparative analysis of transformation processes in Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria]. In: Iskakova, Gulnara: Konstitutsionnoe stroitelstvo prezidentsko-parlamentskikh vzaimootno-shenii na postsovetskom prostranstve. Bishkek: Soros-Foundation, pp. 44-55 (in Russian).