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The politics of adoption, international perspectives on law, policy and practice, Kerry O'Halloran

Label
The politics of adoption, international perspectives on law, policy and practice, Kerry O'Halloran
Language
eng
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The politics of adoption
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
910512626
Responsibility statement
Kerry O'Halloran
Series statement
Ius gentium,, v. 41, 1534-6781 ;
Sub title
international perspectives on law, policy and practice
Summary
This book explains, compares and evaluates the social and legal functions of adoption within a range of selected jurisdictions and on an international basis. It updates and extends the second edition published by Springer in 2009. From a standpoint of the development of adoption in England & Wales, and the changes currently taking place there, it considers the process as it has evolved in other countries. It identifies themes of commonality and difference in the experience of adoption in a common law context as compared and contrasted with that of other countries. It looks at adoption in France, Sweden and other civil law countries, as well as Japan and elsewhere in Asia, including a focus on Islamic adoption. It examines the experience of indigenous people in New Zealand and Australia, contrasting the highly regulated legal process of modern western society with the traditional practice of indigenous communities such as the Maori. A new chapter studies adoption in China. The book uses the international Conventions and associated ECtHR case law to benchmark developments in national law, policy and practice and to facilitate a cross-cultural comparative analysis
Table Of Contents
Part I. Adoption, society and the law : the common law context -- Adoption : concept, principles and social construct -- The changing face of adoption in the United Kingdom -- Part II. Developing international benchmarks for modern adoption law -- The legal functions of adoption -- Adoption, the conventions and the impact of the European Court of Human Rights -- Intercountry adoption and the Hague Convention -- Part III. Contemporary law, policy and practice in a common law context -- England & Wales -- Ireland -- The United States of America -- Canada -- Australia -- New Zealand -- Part IV. Contemporary law, policy and practice in a European civil law context -- Sweden -- France -- Germany -- Part V. Contemporary law, policy and practice in Asia -- The adoption process in an Islamic context -- Japan -- China -- Part VI. Contemporary law, policy and practice in an indigenous peoples context -- Intraculture adoption -- Part VII. The influence of politics -- Politics and a regulatory regime for adoption -- Politics and a contemporary social role for adoption
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