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Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships

Clare Huntington


Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal-justice system and from divorce rules to the child-welfare system, the law makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships. Zoning laws create long commutes and impersonal neighborhoods. Criminal laws take parents away from home. And the laws we have to “re ... More

Keywords: child welfare, conflict, divorce, families, family law, flourishing, positive psychology, zoning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780195385762
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385762.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Huntington, author
Fordham University Law School