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Philosophical foundations of children's and family law

Author: Elizabeth Brake; Lucinda Ferguson
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Philosophical foundations of law
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This volume brings together new essays in law and philosophy on a broad range of topics in children's and family law. It is the first volume to bring together essays by legal scholars and philosophers for an integrated, critical analysis of key issues in this area, marking the 'coming of age' of a comparatively new field of family law. Debates in children's and family law are at once theoretical and empirical in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Brake; Lucinda Ferguson
ISBN: 0198786425 9780198786429
OCLC Number: 1002122301
Description: xxiv, 339 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The importance of theory to children's and family law / Lucinda Ferguson and Elizabeth Blake --
Family law and legal theory / John Eekelaar --
Family and family law : concepts and norms / David Archard --
Paid and unpaid care : marriage, equality, and domestic workers / Elizabeth Blake --
A perfectionist argument for legal recognition of polyamorous relationships / Ronald C. Den Otter --
Cohabitants, choice, and the public interest / Robert Leckey --
Heteronormativity in dissolution proceedings : exploring the impact of recourse to legal advice in same-sex relationship breakdown / Charlotte Bendall and Rosie Harding --
The rights of families and children at the border / Matthew Lister --
Moral and legal obligations to support "family" / Diane Jeske --
Are children's rights important? / Colin M. Macleod --
Parental control rights / Scott Altman --
An argument for treating children as a "special case" / Lucinda Ferguson --
Private ordering in family law / Brian H. Brix --
Regulating child rearing in a culturally diverse society / James G. Dwyer --
Surrogacy : reconceptualizing family relationships in an age of reproductive strategies / Mary Lyndon Shanley.
Series Title: Philosophical foundations of law
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson.

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This collection is the first of its kind to examine the ethical foundations of family law. Topics include the value of marriage, the scope of parental control rights, the protection of children's  Read more...

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