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Failure to flourish : how law undermines family relationships

Clare Huntington (Author)
To fix the apparent anti-family stance of the law "Failure to Flourish contends that we must re-orient the legal system to help families avoid crises and, when conflicts arise, intervene in a manner that heals relationships. To understand how wrong our family law system has gone and what we need to repair it, Failure to Flourish takes us from ancient Greece to cutting-edge psychological research, and from the chaotic corridors of family courts to a quiet revolution under way in how services are provided to families in need. Incorporating the latest insights of positive psychology and social science research, this book sets forth a new, more emotionally intelligent vision for a legal system that not only resolves conflict but actively encourages the healthy relationships that are at the core of a stable society"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2014
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2014
xix, 320 pages ; 25 cm
9780195385762, 9780190658793, 0195385764, 0190658797
Part I. Positive relationships and negative family law : The place of relationships
Families in transition and families in crisis
The state's role in relationships
Negative family law
Part II. Flourishing family law : A new vision for resolving family disputes
Implementing the new vision
A new vision for structuring family relationships
Implementing the new vision, part two
The limits of flourishing family law