Publication details for Professor Clare McGlynnMcGlynn, C. M. S. (2006). Families and the European Union: law, politics and pluralism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Publication type: Authored book
- ISSN/ISBN: 0521613353
- DOI: 10.2277/0521613353
- Further publication details on publisher web site
- Durham Research Online (DRO) - may include full text
Author(s) from Durham
In the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of family law in the European Union, McGlynn argues that a traditional concept of 'family' which has many adverse effects - on individuals, on families (in all their diverse forms), and indeed on the economic ambitions of the EU is forming the basis for the little-recognised and under-researched field of EU family law. This book examines three different aspects of family life - childhood, parenthood and partnerships - and critically analyses existing EU law in relation to each. It examines the emerging field of EU family law, providing a highly sceptical account of recent developments and a robust challenge to the arguments in favour of the codification of European civil law, including family law.
• First book to offer a comprehensive analysis of 'family' and family law in the EU
• Offers a robust challenge to the arguments in favour of the codification of European civil law, including family law, arguing for reform based on human rights principles
• Offers an innovative, conceptual study of diverse fields of substantive EU law