The Changing Concept of ‘Family’ and Challenges for Domestic Family Law
Edited by Jens M. Scherpe
Introduction to European family law volume II: The changing concept of ‘family’ and challenges for domestic family law
In this second volume the changing concept of ‘family’ and the current social, political, medical and scientific challenges for domestic family laws are discussed. For this a wide variety of European jurisdiction has been chosen, in order to reflect the considerable legal and societal diversity that still exists within Europe. Hence there are contributions from Eastern and Western jurisdictions, from Northern and Southern jurisdictions; from established Western democracies as well as from jurisdictions that are in many ways rebuilding their legal system after the fall of the iron curtain and the dissolution of the Soviet Union; from jurisdictions which often are perceived to be on the fringes of European developments; and from European Union and non-European Union member states.