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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy
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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy (Hardback)

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Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world.

The chapters apply legal, sociological, demographic and social work research to explore the most significant issues that have been commanding the attention of family law policy-makers in recent years. Featuring contributions from a range of renowned global experts, the book draws on multiple jurisdictions and offers comparative analysis across a range of countries.

The book addresses a range of issues including:

the role of the state in supporting families and protecting the vulnerable

children's rights and parental authority

sexual orientation and gender in family law

the status of marriage and other forms of adult relationships

divorce and separation and their consequences

the relationship between civil law and the law of minority groups

assisted conception

movement of family members between jurisdictions

This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of family law and social policy as well as policy makers in the field.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesComparative lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsFamily lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsSocial lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processes Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 09/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9780415640404  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Eekelaar is Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was Fellow and Tutor in Law from 1965 to 2005. He was President of the International Society of Family Law from 1985 to 1988 and a founding co-editor of The International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. He is co-director of Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has researched and written extensively, especially in family law. Rob George is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Law at University College, Oxford, and an Associate Member of Harcourt Chambers, Temple, London. He researches primarily in family law and policy, and is the author of Ideas and Debates in Family Law (2012) and Relocation Disputes: Law and Practice in England and New Zealand (2014).

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