I. Three Decades of Legal and Social Change
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 0 (2006): Introduction: Family Law in a Time of Turbulence

1. Overview of the Introduction. – When the project for an International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law was launched in the 1960s, profound alterations in family behavior and in ideas about family life were just beginning to gather momentum in many parts of the world. By the end of the 1970s, when five of the ten chapters of this volume appeared as separately published monographs, family law and the law of persons wer…

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Mary Ann Glendon, “I. Three Decades of Legal and Social Change”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 15 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_040001>
First published online: 2018



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