21 September 2011

NOTICE: Büchler on Islamic Law in Europe

Ashgate's Cultural Diversity and Law series, edited by Prakash Shah, has released Andrea Büchler (Zurich)'s Islamic Law in Europe?: Legal Pluralism and its Limits in European Family Laws:

Cultural and religious identity and family law are inter-related in a number of ways and raise various complex issues. European legal systems have taken various approaches to meeting these challenges. This book examines this complexity and indicates areas in which conflicts may arise by analysing examples from legislation and court decisions in Germany, Switzerland, France, England and Spain. It includes questions of private international law, comments on the various degrees of consideration accorded to cultural identity within substantive family law, and remarks on models of legal pluralism and the dangers that go along with them. It concludes with an evaluation of approaches which are process-based rather than institution-based.

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