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The Future of Child and Family Law: International Predictions

Edited by: Elaine E. Sutherland

ISBN13: 9781107006805
Published: August 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £88.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107536272

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Child and family law tells us much about how a society operates, since it touches the lives of everyone living in that society. In this volume, a variety of experts examine child and family law in thirteen countries – Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States.

Each chapter identifies the imperatives and influences that have prevailed to date and offers informed predictions of how it will develop in the years to come. A common chapter structure facilitates comparison of the jurisdictions and, in the introduction, the editor highlights common trends and salient differences. The Future of Child and Family Law therefore provides practitioners, academics and policy-makers with access not just to an overview of child and family law in a range of countries around the world, but also to insights into what has shaped it and options for reform.

Family Law
1. Imperatives and challenges in child and family law: commonalities and disparities Elaine E. Sutherland
2. Australia: the certain uncertainty Frank Bates
3. Canada: a bold and progressive past but an unclear future Carol Rogerson
4. China: bringing the law back in Michael Palmer
5. India: a perspective Anil Malhotra and Ranjit Malhotra
6. Israel: dynamism and schizophrenia Rhona Schuz and Ayelet Blecher-Prigat
7. Malaysia: what lies ahead? Noor Aziah Mohd Awal
8. The Netherlands: the growing role of the judge in child and family law Paul Vlaardingerbroek
9. New Zealand: the emergence of cultural diversity Bill Atkin
10. Norway: equal rights at any costs? Tone Sverdrup
11. Russia: looking back, evaluating the present and glancing into the future Olga A. Khazova
12. Scotland: the marriage of principle and pragmatism Elaine E. Sutherland
13. South Africa: changing the contours of child and family law Jacqueline Heaton
14. The United States of America: changing laws for changing families Marygold Shire Melli.