Research Handbook on Family Justice Systems

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Research Handbook on Family Justice Systems

9781800881396 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mavis Maclean, CBE, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford and Rachel Treloar, Honorary Lecturer, School of Law, Keele University, UK
Publication Date: May 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 139 6 Extent: c 458 pp
Bringing together current research from a diverse range of jurisdictions on family law, the Research Handbook on Family Justice Systems addresses the aims and boundaries of family justice systems. Delineating the common purpose of family law to achieve fairness for groups of people who live or have lived together, this Research Handbook is concerned with the rules referred to as ‘family law’, but also with the institutions comprising the operating system.

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Bringing together current research from a diverse range of jurisdictions on family law, the Research Handbook on Family Justice Systems addresses the aims and boundaries of family justice systems. Delineating the common purpose of family law to achieve fairness for groups of people who live or have lived together, this Research Handbook is concerned with the rules referred to as ‘family law’, but also with the institutions comprising the operating system.

This Research Handbook presents the view that a Family Justice System (FJS) is a living entity, working with and for a wide range of beliefs and practices, comprising far more than a set of rules and regulations, which can respond to a changing society, while also contributing to that change. Looking specifically at the FJS as an important and evolving element in the organisation of a society, with which sociologists, as well as lawyers and family sociologists are concerned, it explores how an FJS works in practice, what it tries to do and why. With contributions from the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Poland, Japan and China, this Research Handbook is an internationally relevant and comprehensive work.

The Research Handbook on Family Justice Systems examines FJS in practice, making it highly pertinent to researchers, academics, practitioners, government lawyers, policymakers and government administrators in the fields of sociology and law with a special interest in family law and the FJS.
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‘This magnificent compendium of information about family justice is no mere survey of legal provisions. Its 25 chapters by leading scholars and researchers delve into the subject from every possible perspective, exploring, among other things, conceptual and cultural issues, the interaction between legal and social welfare structures and processes and, above all, the evidence of empirical studies. This is set within a broad international context allowing wide inter-country comparisons, and an engagement with policy going beyond critique to positive guidance for future development. Truly a treasure trove.’
– John Eekelaar, FBA
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Contributors include: Gaelle Aeby, Masha Antokolskaia, Benoit Bastard, Mandy Burton, June Carbone, Michelle Cottier, Sonya Cotton, Vivienne Elizabeth, Belinda Fehlberg, Marilyn Freeman, Malgorzata Fuszara, Robert George, Oliver Gilman, Rosanna Hertz, Stephanie Holt, Rosemary Hunter, Richard Ingleby, Verda Irtis, Christina Jeppesen de Boer, Rae Kaspiew, Mavis Maclean, Moeata Keil, Annette Kronborg, Jacek Kurczewski, Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, Julie Macfarlane, Julieta Marotta, Thomas Meysen, Kayo Murayama, Simone McCaughren, Aisling Parkes, Geeske Ruitenbeerg, Ayesha Scott, Wendy Schrama, David Shilei, Federica Sona, Nicola Taylor, Hannah Thackeray, Rachel Treloar, Inge van der Valk, Eric Widner
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