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Families and the European Union : law, politics and pluralism.

McGlynn, C.M.S. (2006) 'Families and the European Union : law, politics and pluralism.', Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. Law in context.

Abstract

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. * First book to offer a comprehensive analysis of 'family' and family law in the EU * Offers a robust challenge to the arguments in favour of the codification of European civil law, including family law, arguing for reform based on human rights principles * Offers an innovative, conceptual study of diverse fields of substantive EU law

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:Sample chapter deposited. Chapter 4: 'Parenthood and European law : old ideologies and new ideals'., pp.78-111.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (2928Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521613354
Publisher statement:© Cambridge University Press 2006.
Record Created:11 May 2007
Last Modified:14 Oct 2010 10:18

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