Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

The Politics of Adoption

International Perspectives on Law, Policy and Practice

Authors: O’Halloran, Kerry

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  • Traces the evolution of adoption law, policy, and practice across many centuries and various nations, focusing on conceptual and definitional matters
  • Provides a comparative evaluation of adoption in different cultural contexts from the highly regulated legal process of modern Western society to Islamic countries and including the traditional practice of indigenous communities
  • Analyzes the political framework and its capacity to drive change in adoption law and practice
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This book, which updates and expands the third edition published by Springer in 2015, explains, compares and evaluates the social and legal functions of adoption within a range of selected jurisdictions and on an international basis. From the 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 also identifies themes of commonality and difference in the experience of adoption in a common law context, comparing and contrasting this with the experience under civil law and in Islamic countries and with that of indigenous people. This book includes new chapters examining adoption in Russia, Korea and Romania. Further, it uses the international conventions and the associated ECtHR case law to benchmark developments in national law, policy and practice and to facilitate a cross-cultural comparative analysis. 


About the authors

Kerry O’Halloran is Qualified Social Worker and Lawyer and has worked for a number of years as Assistant Director (Research) at a UK university. Until very recently he was Adjunct Professor at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT, in Brisbane. Author of 30 books, he has served on a UK Adoption Panel for 11 years and has made a quarterly contribution to the Adoption and Fostering journal for the past 19 years.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Adoption
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Law, Policy and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65588-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65588-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65587-7
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXXV, 1045
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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