Making Law for Families
Edited by Mavis Maclean
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Making Law for Families by Mavis Maclean
Book DescriptionMaking 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841132051
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mavis Maclean
Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies, Paperback (August 2015)
This book explores what response the law has or should have to different family practices arising from cultural and religious beliefs. The issue has become increasingly debated as western countries have become more culturally diverse.
Family Justice, Hardback (June 2013)
This book is about the delivery of family justice in England and Wales, focusing on the work of the family judiciary in the lower courts.
Making Family Law, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Mavis Maclean
Taking a sociological and empirically-based approach this book considers the processes by which law-makers attempt to influence human behaviour.
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Author Biography - Mavis Maclean
Mavis Maclean is co-founder of the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy,Oxford University.
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