Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 December 2007

234 Pages


ISBN: 9780199535422

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Family Law and Personal Life

John Eekelaar

  • Offers a fresh examination of the fundamental questions at the heart of family law - how should the state govern people's intimate relationships? Should it encourage a model of 'proper' family life in the interests of stability, or allow people to make their own decisions?
  • Analyses the impact of human rights on the ideas of family law, showing how the traditional power structures that shaped family life have been shaken by the values of the rights of the child, and the rights of minorities to determine their future
  • Presents a thorough theoretical groundwork for the understanding of family law in the twenty-first century, based on respect for personal intimacy
  • Includes an additional chapter on the concept of community

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