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Law and Parenthood

Law and Parenthood

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Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: May 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521613521

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About the Authors
  • Most academic literature focuses on the position of the child in relation to the parent or the state. In reality, the law is more concerned with the role and function of parents, and this new book addresses the key issues of parental rights and responsibilities.

    • This book pioneers the study of child law in context by examining legal concepts of parentage and parenting within their historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives
    • Special attention is given to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted at the United Nations in 1989
    • Written by leading academics in the field
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521613521
    • length: 502 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Law, parenthood and society
    2. Perspectives on the rights and duties of parenthood
    Part II. Parentage:
    3. Automatic parental status
    4. Ascribed parental status and the child's identity
    5. Unmarried fathers, former parents and non-parents
    Part III. Private Law: Parental Responsibility:
    6. Issues and influences
    7. Dual parenting: anticipation and actuality
    8. Separated parents (1): caring. Separated parents (2): paying
    Part IV. Parents and the State:
    9. State support for parents
    10. Educative duties
    11. Protecting children through support and partnership
    12. Compulsory intervention to protect children
    13. Children in the public care
    Part V. Law and Parenthood in Litigation:
    14. Outside court proceedings
    15. Court proceedings
    Part VI. Conclusion:
    16. From nature to nurture.

  • Authors

    Chris Barton

    Gillian Douglas

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