Making Law for Families

Making Law for Families

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Making Law for Families is the result of a workshop organized by Mavis Maclean and held between May 26 and June 2,1999, at the international Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Onati, Spain. This book analyzes the concept of the family in the context of increasing challenges and questions created by multicultural societies in ever more complicated international and transnational legal contexts. How is the family defined across cultural and national divides? To what extent and under what conditions should any particular state intervene? The collected essays in this volume seek to answer these and other difficult questions through grounded empirical research and insightful appreciation of how political systems function in various countries. An underlying concern is to explore to what extent and under what terms will the family endure in the future as a basic unit of social management and control. This book is part of the Onati International Series in Law and Society.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 223 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 11mm | 350g
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1841132063
  • 9781841132068

Table of contents

Introduction, Mavis Maclean. Part 1 Framing family law - the normative aspect: uncovering social obligations - family law and the responsible citizen, John Eekelaar; marital bargaining - implications for legal policy, M.M. Slaughter. Part 2 The politique of the law-making venture: the out of court agenda.
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Review quote

It is an excellent idea to incorporate analytical and empirical work within one volume all of the chapters of this collection have their merits and some will be thought-provoking for the academic as well as the student. Bev Clucas, University of Hull Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law January 2001 ...a series of fine articles Geraldine Horwood, The Woodbridge Partnership New Law Journal January 2001 This is a most interesting collection of pertinent material. Penny Booth, University of Sunderland The Law Teacher January 2001 The book is unique because it focuses on the family law making process. Collectively, their perspectives provide an invaluable text for all family law academics and socio-legal scholars alike. ... the book should be recommended for family law and child law undergraduates. this collection provides an eye-opening account of how law is made for families. highly readable and incisive text Yvette Tan International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family June 2002 ...this fascinating and readable bookThis book is important because it reminds us of the complex and highly political task of making law for families in all societies. Francis Regan Alternative Law Journal June 2002
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About Mavis MacLean

Mavis Maclean is co-founder of the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy,Oxford University.
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