Caring and the Law by Jonathan Herring

By Jonathan Herring

'Caring and the legislation' considers the law's reaction to worrying. It explores how care is valued and regarded, the way it is regulated and constrained and the way the values of being concerned are mirrored within the legislation. It does this through reading the law's interplay with being concerned in a variety of fields together with relatives, scientific, welfare, felony and tort legislations. on the middle of the ebook is the declare that the legislation has didn't realize the significance of worrying in lots of parts and in doing so has resulted in the prices and burdens of care falling on those that offer it, essentially girls. It has additionally intended that the legislation has didn't shield those that obtain care from the abuse which could ensue in a being concerned context. The booklet promotes an ethic of care as delivering a moral and conceptual framework for the legislation to reply to being concerned relationships.

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