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The Future of Child and Family Law
International Predictions

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Elaine E. Sutherland, Frank Bates, Carol Rogerson, Michael Palmer, Anil Malhotra, Ranjit Malhotra, Rhona Schuz, Ayelet Blecher-Prigat, Noor Aziah Mohd Awal, Paul Vlaardingerbroek, Bill Atkin, Tone Sverdrup, Olga A. Khazova, Jacqueline Heaton, Marygold Shire Melli
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  • Date Published: September 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107006805

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  • 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.

    • 'Insiders' explain the law, set it in its domestic context and offer insights into how it operates in practice
    • Country-specific chapters address why the law takes its current approach and how it is likely to develop, thereby providing insights into fresh solutions to common problems
    • Common format between chapters assist readers in comparing the approaches taken in various jurisdictions
    • Opening chapter highlights where jurisdictions converge and diverge and sets them in the context of the current debates and literature
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107006805
    • length: 498 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editor

    Elaine E. Sutherland, University of Stirling and Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
    Elaine E. Sutherland is Professor of Child and Family Law at the Law School, University of Stirling, Scotland and Professor of Law at Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, USA.


    Elaine E. Sutherland, Frank Bates, Carol Rogerson, Michael Palmer, Anil Malhotra, Ranjit Malhotra, Rhona Schuz, Ayelet Blecher-Prigat, Noor Aziah Mohd Awal, Paul Vlaardingerbroek, Bill Atkin, Tone Sverdrup, Olga A. Khazova, Jacqueline Heaton, Marygold Shire Melli

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