Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England by Sanford N. Katz

Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

bySanford N. Katz, John Eekelaar, Mavis Maclean

Hardcover | November 1, 2000

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This unique contribution to comparative family law brings together dedicated essays on a comprehensive range of issues in family law in the United States and England showing how they stand at the beginning of the new century and how they reached there. This provides an unparalleled opportunityto examine how family law has reacted to a period of change in family life widely held to be without precedent. The legal analyses are set within critical accounts of wider social and family policy and against a fully explored demographic background provided by leading scholars in these areas.Readers will be challenged to understand the nature of family law and its possible future direction.

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Sanford Katz is Professor of Law at Boston College School of Law John Eekelaar is Reader in Law and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford Mavis MacLean is Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College
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Title:Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.57 inPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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A. Background to the Twentieth Century1. Michael Grossberg: How to Give the Present a Past: Family Law in the United States: 1950-20002. Colin Gibson: Changing Family Patterns in England and wales Over the Past Fifty Years3. Donna Duane Morrison: Century of the American Family4. Jane Lewis: Family Policy in the Post-War Period5. Barry L. Friedman and Martin Rein: The Evolution of Family Policy in the United States after the Second World War6. John Dewar: English Family Law Since The Second World WarB. Establishing the Family7. George J. Annas: The Shadowlands: The Regulation of Human Reproduction in the United States8. Ruth Deech: The Legal Regulation of Infertility Treatment in Britain9. Ruth-Arlene W. Howe: Parenthood in the United States10. Gillian Douglas: Marriage, Cohabitation, and Parenthood: From Contract to Status?11. Walter J. Wadlington , Jr.: Marriage: An Institution in Transition and Redefinition12. Jerome A. Barron: The Constitutionalization of American Family Law: The Case of the Right to Marry13. Sanford N. Katz: Dual Systems of Adoption in the United States14. Nigel Lowe: English Adoption Law: Past, Present, and FutureC. Regulating and Reorganizing the Family15. Ira Mark Ellman: Divorce in the United States16. Carol Smart: Divorce in England 1950-2000: A Moral Tale17. Grace Ganz Blumberg: The Finacial Incidents of family Dissolution18. John Eekelaar: Post-Divorce Financial Obligations19. Barbara Bennett: The Status of Children: A Story of Emerging Rights20. Michael Freeman: Disputing Children21. Elizabeth Schneider: The Law and Violence Against Women in the Family at Century's End: The American Experience22. Rebecca Dobash and Russell Dobash: Violence Against Women in the familyD. The Family and Governmental Agencies23. Jessica Pearson: A Forum for Every Fuss: The Growth of Court Services and ADR Treatments for Family Law Cases in the United States24. Mavis Maclean: Access to Justice for Families in Post-War Britain25. Martin Guggenheim: Child Wefare Policy and Practice in the United States from 1950 to 200026. Judith Masson: From Curtis to Waterhouse: State Care and Child Protection in the UK 1945-200027. Linda Silberman: The Hague Children's Conventions: The Internationalization of Child LawE. Epilogues28. Sanford N. Katz: Individual Rights and Family Relationships29. John Eekelaar: The End of an Era?

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`Cross Currents is set deservedly to become one of the standard texts on family law on both sides of the Atlantic for the next generation of students and scholars.'Judge David Pearl, Family Law May 2001