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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Debates in Family Law around the Globe at the Dawn of the 21st Century


ISBN13: 9789050958752
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £66.00



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This volume contains articles on three issues that at the dawn of the 21st century have provoked passionate discussion. Legislative measures are taken, judicial decisions vary also within a jurisdiction, and arguments in legal literature are exchanged. The topics concern:

  • (1) (Compulsory) arrangements regarding children
  • (2) Registration schemes for same-sex couples: new jurisdictions
  • (3) The effectiveness of the pater est rule

    The contributions are preceded by two introductory articles. The historical introduction addresses the 'cultural constraints argument' which according to a few legal scholars prevents both spontaneous and deliberate harmonization of family law. Is family law indeed embedded in unique national (legal) culture? What lessons can be learnt from the past? The methodological introduction proffers some general ideas as to how comparative family law is perceived and what it should entail whereby a comparison is made between more recent developments in Europe and the United States of America.

  • Subjects:
    Family Law