Fernanda Pirie is an anthropologist specialising in the study of legal processes, texts and institutions in Tibet. She has carried out fieldwork in both Ladakh and Amdo and is currently working on the historical development of law in Tibet.


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Main publications:
2007 Peace and Conflict in Ladakh: the Construction of a Fragile Web of Order. Leiden: Brill.
2008 (ed. with T. Huber) Conflict and Social Order in Tibet and Inner Asia. Leiden: Brill
2013 The limits of the state: coercion and consent in Chinese Tibet Journal of Asian Studies 1
2012 Legal dramas on the Amdo grasslands: abolition, transformation or survival? In K. Buffetrille (ed.) Revisiting rituals in a Changing Tibetan World. Leiden: Brill.
2010 Law before Government: Ideology and Aspiration. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 2: 207–28.
2009 From Tribal Tibet: the Significance of the Legal Form. In M. Freeman and D. Napier (eds) Law and anthropology. Oxford: University Press.