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Family Law and Personal Life

John Eekelaar


Developments in the law, scholarship, and research since 2006 form a substantial part of the second edition of this book which sets the governance of personal relationships in the context of the exercise of social and personal power. Its central argument is that this power is counterbalanced by the presence of individual rights. This entails an analysis of the nature and deployment of rights, including human rights and children’s rights. Against that background, the book examines the values of friendship, truth, respect, and responsibility, and how the values of individualism co-exist with tho ... More

Keywords: rights, regulation, parenthood, marriage, community, same-sex relationships, religion, intimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814085
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814085.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Eekelaar, author
Emeritus Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

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