The Politics of Adoption: International Perspectives on Law, Policy and Practice (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice #41) (Paperback)

The Politics of Adoption: International Perspectives on Law, Policy and Practice (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice #41) By Kerry O'Halloran Cover Image

The Politics of Adoption: International Perspectives on Law, Policy and Practice (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice #41) (Paperback)

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.

Kerry O Halloran is a lawyer, social worker and academic who has spent most of his professional life engaged with this subject. The Politics of Adoption is the product of rigorous research, validated by academics in the countries concerned and is written in an accessible manner to appeal not only to academics and practitioners but also to the many whose lives have been touched by adoption. "

Product Details ISBN: 9789401776516
ISBN-10: 9401776512
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2016
Pages: 854
Language: English
Series: Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice