Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies

Edited by: Mavis Maclean, John Eekelaar

Now available in paperback, this book explores what response the law has or should have to different family practices that arise from cultural and religious beliefs. The issue has become increasingly debated as Western countries have become more culturally diverse. Although discussion has frequently focused on the role that Islamic family law should have in these countries, the book sets that discussion within a wider context that includes consideration both of theoretical issues and also of empirical data about the interaction between specific family practices and state law in a variety of jurisdictions, ranging from England and Wales to Bangladesh, Botswana, Spain, Poland, France, Israel, Iran, and South Africa. The book's contributors approach the subject matter from a variety of perspectives, illustrating its complex and often sensitive nature. The book does not set out to propose any single definitive strategy that should be adopted, but provides material on which researchers, advocates, and policymakers can draw in furthering their understanding of - and seeking solutions to - the problems raised by this significant social development. (Series: Series: Onati International Series in Law and Society) [Subject: Family Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Law, Socio-Legal Studies]

Publication Date: 10/8/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781782256229

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