The Normalising Power of Marriage Law: An Irish Genealogy, 1945-2010

Other literature type, Doctoral thesis OPEN
McGowan, Deirdre;
  • Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.21427/d7k48w
  • Subject: Family Law | Law | Legal History | Law and Society

Marriage law is often conceptualised as an instrument of power that illegitimately imposes the will of the State on its citizens. Paradoxically, marriage law is also offered as a route to liberation. In this thesis, I question the efficacy of this type of analysis by in... View more
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