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Description - Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context by Belinda Fehlberg

2020 Update: A Digital Update Digest is available as a supplementary resource for lecturers who prescribe Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context, second edition. See the lecturer resources tab for more information.Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context encourages critical thinking and a wide understanding of contemporary Australian family law.Description and analysis of the law is set in a broad context that includes policy debates surrounding the law and the family as well as discussion of relevant empirical and research. Recent years have seen a burgeoning of empirical research relevant to family law and policy, and this research enables the authors to convey a rich sense of the law in action. The use of interdisciplinary materials means that the substantive law is presented in a highly contextualised way, which will appeal to a wide range of readers and enhance understanding.The overarching theme of the book is the challenge of complexity in Australian family law, namely:Structural complexity and fragmentationComplexity in law and processComplexity in family forms and needs; andComplex interestsNEW TO THIS EDITIONComprehensively up-dated to reflect the latest family law changes and research findingsFor both parenting and financial disputes, separate chapters providing: broader historical and empirical contextprocess for resolutionlegal frameworkspecific issuesTo get the most from Australian Family Law 2nd edition, read it in conjunction with Australian Family Law Teaching Materials 2nd Edition, which gives readers access to an expanded selection of primary and secondary materials.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195574333
ISBN-10: 0195574338
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 170mm x 37mm)
Pages: 752
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Belinda Fehlberg

Belinda Fehlberg - Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne Rae Kaspiew - Leading Australian Socio-legal Researcher, Family Law and Family Violence Jenni Millbank - Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney Fiona Kelly - Senior Lecturer, School of Law, La Trobe University Juliet Behrens - Senior Associate, Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson Lawyers

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