Journal Article

Constitutional values and social change - the case of German marital and family law

H Stintzing

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 13, issue 2, pages 132-146
Published in print August 1999 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online August 1999 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/13.2.132
Constitutional values and social change - the case of German marital and family law

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The correlation between a Constitution's basic rights and the values of the society it is intended to regulate is vital to the Constitutions's legitimacy. This requires that the Constitution is able to adapt to social change. How can a written Constitution - and basic rights in particular - keep pace with social change? This article examining this issue in the context of German marriage and family law.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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