Law in Context: Families and the European Union: Law, Politics and Pluralism

Law in Context: Families and the European Union: Law, Politics and Pluralism

By: Clare McGlynn (author)Paperback

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In the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of family law in the European Union, McGlynn argues that a traditional concept of 'family' which has many adverse effects - on individuals, on families (in all their diverse forms), and indeed on the economic ambitions of the EU is forming the basis for the little-recognised and under-researched field of EU family law. This book examines three different aspects of family life - childhood, parenthood and partnerships - and critically analyses existing EU law in relation to each. It examines the emerging field of EU family law, providing a highly sceptical account of recent developments and a robust challenge to the arguments in favour of the codification of European civil law, including family law.

About Author

Clare MCGlynn is Professor of Law at Durham University.


Preface and acknowledgements; Table of cases; Table of statutes; 1. Pluralism and human rights: a legal foundation for the regulation of families and family law in the European Union; 2. Families, ideologies and value pluralism: towards an expanded concept of family; 3. Children and European Union law: Instrumentalism, protection and empowerment; 4. Parenthood and European Union law: old ideologies and new ideals; 5. European Union law and the regulation of intimate relationships: marriage, partnerships and human rights; 6. The emergence of a European Union family law; 7. Harmonisation, codification and the future of family law in the European Union; Bibliography.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521613354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9780521613354
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 0521613353

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