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The Resource Reforming family law : social and political change in Jordan and Morocco, Dörthe Engelcke, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht

Reforming family law : social and political change in Jordan and Morocco, Dörthe Engelcke, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht

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Reforming family law : social and political change in Jordan and Morocco
Title
Reforming family law
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social and political change in Jordan and Morocco
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Dörthe Engelcke, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
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eng
Summary
"When Morocco issued a new family law in 2004, the reactions were overwhelming. The law was praised as a societal revolution that brought great improvements for Moroccan women, and women's groups celebrated the reform as one of their biggest achievements. There was little doubt that the law marked "a turning point." The 2004 reform was the first time a new family code was issued since Morocco had codified its family law, right after independence, over the course of the years 1957 and 1958. In 1993 a number of amendments were issued to the family code for the first time since the 1950s, but they remained limited in comparison to the 2004 family code. King Muhammad VI had announced the 2004 reform on October 10, 2003, in the presence of French President Jacques Chirac, emphasizing the importance of the project not only for Moroccan women but also for the external relations of the monarchy. The French head of state then gave a speech in front of the Moroccan parliament praising the new gender relations promoted by the code and portrayed the new law as a step towards democratization. When the code was finally issued on February 5, 2004, it had already been translated into multiple languages to be handed out to journalists from around the world who had been invited to cover the event. The international media were indeed quick to commend Morocco for "boosting women's rights." Overnight, Morocco became the example of family law reform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region"--
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1983-
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Engelcke, Dörthe
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Middle East studies
Series volume
55
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  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic relations
  • Law reform
  • Law reform
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Reforming family law : social and political change in Jordan and Morocco, Dörthe Engelcke, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
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Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Oxford, 2014) issued under title: Processes of family law reform : legal and societal change and continuity in Morocco and Jordan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-261) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- Colonial legal legacies and state-building -- The contemporary legal systems -- The impact of international law -- The process of family law reform in Jordan -- The process of family law reform in Morocco -- Contested issues of Jordanian family law -- Contested issues of Moroccan family law -- The implementation of the 2004 law : the prevalence of multiple normativities -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 266 pages
Isbn
9781108721752
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2018041847
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rdamedia
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1051775167
Label
Reforming family law : social and political change in Jordan and Morocco, Dörthe Engelcke, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Oxford, 2014) issued under title: Processes of family law reform : legal and societal change and continuity in Morocco and Jordan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-261) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Colonial legal legacies and state-building -- The contemporary legal systems -- The impact of international law -- The process of family law reform in Jordan -- The process of family law reform in Morocco -- Contested issues of Jordanian family law -- Contested issues of Moroccan family law -- The implementation of the 2004 law : the prevalence of multiple normativities -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 266 pages
Isbn
9781108721752
Lccn
2018041847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051775167

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