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Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law

Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson


This volume brings together new essays in law and philosophy on a broad range of topics in children’s and family law. It is the first volume to bring together essays by legal scholars and philosophers for an integrated, critical analysis of key issues in this area, marking the ‘coming of age’ of the comparatively new field of family law. Debates in children’s and family law are at once theoretical and empirical in nature. Not only does children’s and family law have significant consequences for individuals’ intimate lives, the field’s impact on lived experience highlights the socially construc ... More

Keywords: family law, family, marriage, parental rights, children’s rights, spousal support, divorce, care, surrogacy, polyamory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786429
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Brake, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University

Lucinda Ferguson, editor
Associate Professor of Family Law, University of Oxford

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