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The Future of Child and Family Law

The Future of Child and Family Law

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Elaine E. Sutherland
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 7/9/2015
EAN 9781107536272, ISBN10: 1107536278

Paperback, 498 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.9 cm
Language: English

Child and family law tells us much about how a society operates, since it touches the lives of everyone living in that society. In this volume, a variety of experts examine child and family law in thirteen countries - Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. Each chapter identifies the imperatives and influences that have prevailed to date and offers informed predictions of how it will develop in the years to come. A common chapter structure facilitates comparison of the jurisdictions, and in the introduction the editor highlights common trends and salient differences. The Future of Child and Family Law therefore provides practitioners, academics and policy-makers with access not just to an overview of child and family law in a range of countries around the world, but also to insights into what has shaped it and options for reform.

1. Imperatives and challenges in child and family law
commonalities and disparities Elaine E. Sutherland
2. Australia
the certain uncertainty Frank Bates
3. Canada
a bold and progressive past but an unclear future Carol Rogerson
4. China
bringing the law back in Michael Palmer
5. India
a perspective Anil Malhotra and Ranjit Malhotra
6. Israel
dynamism and schizophrenia Rhona Schuz and Ayelet Blecher-Prigat
7. Malaysia
what lies ahead? Noor Aziah Mohd Awal
8. The Netherlands
the growing role of the judge in child and family law Paul Vlaardingerbroek
9. New Zealand
the emergence of cultural diversity Bill Atkin
10. Norway
equal rights at any costs? Tone Sverdrup
11. Russia
looking back, evaluating the present and glancing into the future Olga A. Khazova
12. Scotland
the marriage of principle and pragmatism Elaine E. Sutherland
13. South Africa
changing the contours of child and family law Jacqueline Heaton
14. The United States of America
changing laws for changing families Marygold Shire Melli.