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This book provides an analysis of the increasing impact on the law in general and divorce law in particular of post-liberalism,which replaces choice with self-discovery. The author shows that post-liberal premises formed the foundation for every aspect of the recent divorce reform proposals. Accordingly, she attributes their failure to the contradictions inherent within post-liberalism. Nevertheless, she concludes that post-liberalism maintains a subtle yet pervasive influence on the law. Specifically, this means that we are held accountable not for what we do but for how we approach our decisions. Thus, for the first time ever, it has become possible to divorce responsibly.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841132150
ISBN-10: 1841132152
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Helen Reece

Helen Reece is a Barrister and Reader in Law at Birkbeck College London.

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