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
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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 30 mm
"Family practitioners wishing to keep up with cross-border commentary, research and shades of opinion on family law issues should get a copy of this book." - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers, 2014
"This is therefore an important book with much potential to inform future family law and policy debate. Given its breadth of coverage of family law issues and the quality of the contributions, this admirable bookwill have wide appeal and usefulness, and every serious academic library should stock several copies." review by Stephen Gilmore in Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law Volume 37, Issue 2, 2015
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