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Unencumbered Individuals and Embedded Selves: Reasons to Resist Dichotomous Thinking in Family Law

Mary Lyndon Shanley

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

US law concerning families has not tipped as unequivocally in the direction of unbridled individualism as Sandel believes, and, in any event, individualism and moral values are not diametrically ... More


The Welfare of Children

Duncan Lindsey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

According to the United Nations' latest data, the United States has more children living in poverty than any other industrialized nation in the world. More than a fifth of all children grow up in ... More


Deconstructing The Family

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

in From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the ways in which reproductive technologies have affected assumptions about the family. The impact of donor conception is discussed, and the idea that a child has a right to ... More


What Improved, What Hasn’t, and What’s Beginning to Slip

David Tobis

in From Pariahs to Partners: How parents and their allies changed New York City's child welfare system

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195099881
eISBN:
9780199344772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099881.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 7 gauges the effectiveness of child welfare reform efforts in New York City during the past 15 years. What has changed, what has not, and what has begun to slip? The short answer is that the ... More


The origins of child welfare in Ireland, 1838–1952

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter One addresses the origins of welfare in Ireland from 1838 to 1952, looking at general trends, legislation, ideology, religion, and society, in order to establish the broad context in which ... More


Into the Family Life of Strangers: The Origins of Foster Family Care

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter surveys the origins of foster care in earlier methods for supporting dependent children dating back to the colonial period, including indenture, orphanages, “placing out” (also known as ... More


Making Adoption Governable

in Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327594
eISBN:
9780226328072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328072.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes organizations that were key to the modernization of adoption in the early twentieth century: the U.S. Children's Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America. They envisioned ... More


The impact of economic change on child welfare in Central Asia

Jane Falkingham

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter considers the impact of recent economic changes on the welfare of children. It takes on a multidimensional view of child well-being and discusses certain indicators that include economic ... More


January 2011: The Welfare Imperative

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0047
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Examines the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Neulinger v Switzerland and its implications for the application of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. ... More


Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Ellen Herman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327594
eISBN:
9780226328072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328072.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What constitutes a family? Tracing the dramatic evolution of Americans' answer to this question over the past century, this book provides the fullest account to date of modern adoption's history. ... More


Sanctuary or sanctions: children, social worth and social control in the UK asylum process

Ala Sirriyeh

in Social policies and social control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big society’

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447310747
eISBN:
9781447310778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines how discourses on asylum and childhood intersect in policy and practice in the UK asylum process, exploring the role of judgements on 'social worth' and mechanisms of social ... More


Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Catherine E. Rymph

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the ... More


January 2007: Adopting New Solutions

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 amends the grounds for dispending with parental consent to adoption, and this commentary identifies potential problems (subsequently explored in case ... More


October 2004: What Title?

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The question of title to seek an order under s.11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 has proved remarkably troublesome over the years, given the liberality of the wording of the statute itself. This ... More


Law Relating to Children: Custody of Minors and the Role of Courts as Parens Patriae

V.C. Govindaraj

in Private International Law: A Case Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199489282
eISBN:
9780199095292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489282.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Courts play the role of a guardian angel in promoting and protecting the interests of children. The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, introduced major reforms in matters of jurisdiction of Indian ... More


The Evolving Role of Nationality in the Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights

Michelle Foster and Hélène Lambert

in International Refugee Law and the Protection of Stateless Persons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198796015
eISBN:
9780191837197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796015.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 considers the role of nationality in the protection and enjoyment of human rights. It examines the history of international law’s involvement in and regulation of matters concerning ... More


Regional Human Rights Law

Marina Sharpe

in The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198826224
eISBN:
9780191865169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 5 begins with a review of the literature on the relationship between international human rights law and international refugee law, which charts the evolution of human rights in refugee ... More


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