Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context
AUSTRALIAN FAMILY LAW: THE CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Posted: 28 Nov 2009
Date Written: November 9, 2009
This book is designed to encourage and enable broad understanding of, and critical thinking about, contemporary Australian family law. We consider empirical and theoretical perspectives and then describe and analyse the law in light of this background. In recent years there has been a burgeoning of empirical research relevant to family law and policy, and this research allows us to convey a rich sense of the law in action, particularly gaps between formal law and social practices. In each chapter we develop a main argument or arguments that reflect the book’s overarching themes: fragmentation, the relationship between formal law and social practices, and family law and social change.
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