Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

by Jonathan Herring
     
 

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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond to social changes in family life, from rapidly rising divorce rates to surrogate mothers, and gives insight into

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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond to social changes in family life, from rapidly rising divorce rates to surrogate mothers, and gives insight into family courts, which are required to deal with the chaos of family life and often struggle to keep up-to-date with social and scientific changes. It also looks to the future: what will families look like in the years ahead? What new dilemmas will the courts face?

About the Series:
Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects—from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative—yet always balanced and complete—discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199668526
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/10/2014
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,149,453
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Jonathan Herring is a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He specializes in family law (alongside medical law and criminal law). He has written several books including Family Law (5th ed Pearson, 2011), which is used in most universities in the UK. He has also written a large number of academic books including Family Law and Human Rights (Hart, 2010) (with Shazia Choudhry) and Older People in Law and Society (OUP, 2009).

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