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 giving particular attention to conceptual and definitional matters
  • Constructs a template for comparative analysis and applies it to other cultural contexts
  • Explores the politics of inter-country adoption
  • Provides an analysis of the significance of differences in cultural context for adoption law, policy & practice
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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.

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“This book will definitely be of interest to those adoption professionals from within the disciplines of law, politics, and social work. … It is also an insightful historical account of adoption policies, laws, international conventions, and local practices from around the world. … O’Halloran’s third edition of The Politics of Adoption is a literary mosaic of essential adoption-related discussion that belongs on the bookshelves of every adoption researcher—no matter the research or professional discipline.” (Rhoda Scherman and Ashleigh Prakash, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (20), May, 2016)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 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
41
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9777-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9777-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9776-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7651-6
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 854
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