Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law

Contractualisation of Family Law - Global Perspectives

Editors: Swennen, Frederik (Ed.)

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  • Provides Global Perspectives on Postmodern Family Law
  • Analyses Live Topics on Parenthood & Partnership
  • Offers insight in Family Proceedings and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Unique Comparisons between Contract Law and Family Law
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This volume presents global and comparative perspectives on the perpetual pendular movement of family law between status and contract. It contributes to the topical academic debate on ‘family law exceptionalism’ by exploring the blurred lines between public law, private law and family law, and sheds light on the many shades of grey that exist. The contributions focus on both substantive and procedural family law on parents and children and on life partners, with particular attention for contractual arrangements of family formations and of conflict resolution. The hypothesis underlying all contributions was the trend towards contractualisation of family law. A convergent research outcome resulting from the comparison of national reports was the ambivalent position of family law in legal systems worldwide. That comparison shows that, whereas family law is clearly moving towards contract with regard to old family formations, the contrary is true for new family formations. The movement towards contract is rarely considered to be contractualisation pur sang, with civil effect. The movement towards status, finally, does not necessarily witness ‘family law exceptionalism’ vis-à-vis private law, in view of the increasing State interventionism in private law relations in general. In sum, as the volume shows, the high permeability of the demarcations between the State, the family and the market impedes a categorial approach.

This volume is based on the general and selected national reports on the topic “Contractualisation of Family Law” that were presented at the XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna in July 2014.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Private Ordering in Family Law: A Global Perspective

    Pages 1-59

    Swennen, Frederik

  • La Contractualisation des Relations Familiales au Burundi

    Pages 61-71

    Gatunange, Gervais

  • La Contractualisation Mesurée du Droit Camerounais de la Famille: La Liberté Contractuelle, Ombre Portée de l’Ordre Public Familial

    Pages 73-91

    Nkoulou, Yannick Serge, Docteur/PhD. en Droit Privé

  • Shifting Scrutiny: Private Ordering in Family Matters in Common-Law Canada

    Pages 93-112

    Leckey, Robert

  • Contractualisation de l’Union de Fait et Institutionnalisation du Mariage: Choix Pour les Familles Québécoises

    Pages 113-128

    Morin, Christine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contractualisation of Family Law - Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Frederik Swennen
Series Title
Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17229-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17229-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17228-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36827-6
Series ISSN
2214-6881
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 372
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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