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Author Van Acker, Elizabeth, author

Title Marriage and values in public policy : conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia / Elizabeth van Acker
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in governance and public policy ; 28
Routledge studies in governance and public policy ; 28
Contents Introduction: neoliberalism, values and marriage policies -- Transforming the legal state of marriage -- The clash of institutional versus individual values -- Changing gender relations and values in marriage -- The neglect of the marriage divide and disadvantaged cohorts -- Government strategies to strengthen marriage -- The contradictory politics of same-sex marriage -- Conclusions: can all couples "live happily ever after" in neoliberal societies?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marriage -- Government policy -- Australia.
Marriage -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Marriage -- Government policy -- United States.
Social values.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317604903 (electronic bk.)
9781317604907 (electronic bk.)