Cross Currents: Family Law Policy in the United States and England

Cross Currents: Family Law Policy in the United States and England


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This volume brings together essays on a range of issues in family law in the United States and England. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to examine how family law has reacted to a period of unprecedented change in family life. The legal analyses are set within critical accounts of wider social and family policy and against a fully explored demographic background.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198268208
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/21/2000
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Katz is Professor of Law at Boston College School of Law Eekelaar is Reader in Law and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford MacLean is Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College

Table of Contents

A. Background to the Twentieth Century
1. How to Give the Present a Past: Family Law in the United States: 1950-2000, Michael Grossberg
2. Changing Family Patterns in England and wales Over the Past Fifty Years, Colin Gibson
3. Century of the American Family, Donna Duane Morrison
4. Family Policy in the Post-War Period, Jane Lewis
5. The Evolution of Family Policy in the United States after the Second World War, Barry L. Friedman and Martin Rein
6. English Family Law Since The Second World War, John Dewar
B. Establishing the Family
7. The Shadowlands: The Regulation of Human Reproduction in the United States, George J. Annas
8. The Legal Regulation of Infertility Treatment in Britain, Ruth Deech
9. Parenthood in the United States, Ruth-Arlene W. Howe
10. Marriage, Cohabitation, and Parenthood: From Contract to Status?, Gillian Douglas
11. Marriage: An Institution in Transition and Redefinition, Walter J. Wadlington , Jr.
12. The Constitutionalization of American Family Law: The Case of the Right to Marry, Jerome A. Barron
13. Dual Systems of Adoption in the United States, Sanford N. Katz
14. English Adoption Law: Past, Present, and Future, Nigel Lowe
C. Regulating and Reorganizing the Family
15. Divorce in the United States, Ira Mark Ellman
16. Divorce in England 1950-2000: A Moral Tale, Carol Smart
17. The Finacial Incidents of family Dissolution, Grace Ganz Blumberg
18. Post-Divorce Financial Obligations, John Eekelaar
19. The Status of Children: A Story of Emerging Rights, Barbara Bennett
20. Disputing Children, Michael Freeman
21. The Law and Violence Against Women in the Family at Century's End: The American Experience, Elizabeth Schneider
22. Violence Against Women in the family, Rebecca Dobash and Russell Dobash
D. The Family and Governmental Agencies
23. A Forum for Every Fuss: The Growth of Court Services and ADR Treatments for Family Law Cases in the United States, Jessica Pearson
24. Access to Justice for Families in Post-War Britain, Mavis Maclean
25. Child Wefare Policy and Practice in the United States from 1950 to 2000, Martin Guggenheim
26. From Curtis to Waterhouse: State Care and Child Protection in the UK 1945-2000, Judith Masson
27. The Hague Children's Conventions: The Internationalization of Child Law, Linda Silberman
E. Epilogues
28. Individual Rights and Family Relationships, Sanford N. Katz
29. The End of an Era?, John Eekelaar

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