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VII. Conclusions
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 4 (1980): Interspousal Relations

Completed in June 1975. Some significant subsequent developments have been taken into account.

Max Rheinstein, Mary Ann Glendon

A. The Process of Change

223. Law in transition. – Our survey of husband-and-wife laws has revealed every legal system examined to be in a state of flux. No legal system is ever static, but what is remarkable about the change in the law governing interspousa…

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Max Rheinstein and Mary Ann Glendon, “VII. Conclusions”, 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 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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