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Law and the Relational Self

Law and the Relational Self

Part of Law in Context

  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108425131

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  • This book promotes a relational understanding of the self. It explores how law can be transformed by focusing on the promotion and protection of caring relationships, rather than individual rights. This offers a radical and profound re-imagining of what law is about and what it should be trying to do. It moves from the theoretical into offering practical examples of how the law could be developed to enhance relationships, rather than undermine them.

    • Examines the concept of the relational self, showing that most people assume the individual model of the self, especially lawyers
    • Explores how adopting the model of the relational self impacts on law
    • Gives greater practical significance to the theoretical writing on the relational self
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    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108425131
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. The concept of the relational self
    2. Law and the vulnerable self
    3. Law and the caring self
    4. Law and the abused self
    5. Medical law and the relational self
    6. Family law and the relational self
    7. Criminal law and the relational self
    8. Concluding thoughts.

  • Author

    Jonathan Herring, University of Oxford
    Jonathan Herring is a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, and Professor of Law at the Law Faculty, at the University of Oxford. He has written on family law, medical law, criminal law and legal issues surrounding care and old age. His books include: Vulnerability, Childhood and the Law (2018); Human Thriving and the Law (2018, with C. Foster); Medical Law and Ethics (2018); Criminal Law (2018); and Family Law (9th edition, forthcoming).

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