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Comparative family law and the political process: regulation of sexual morality in Finland

Bradley, David (1999) Comparative family law and the political process: regulation of sexual morality in Finland. Journal of Law and Society, 26 (2). pp. 175-191. ISSN 0263-323x

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Abstract

This article demonstrates a basis for comparative analysis of family laws. It illustrates the extent to which political constraints influence the development of legal policy and reception of foreign models. The article takes the form of a case study and examines Finnish law relating to unmarried parenthood, informal cohabitation, and same-sex partnerships. Comparisons are drawn with Swedish law. Finland and Sweden have maintained a remarkably close association. Similarities and points of departure in the reform process and detail of legislation in these two jurisdictions point up the institutional dimensions of family law.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0263-323x
Additional Information: © 1999 Blackwell Publishers Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2009 12:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23129/

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