Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, by Elizabeth van Acker

By Elizabeth van Acker

Marriage is a domain of political clash. it's a arguable factor within the united kingdom, Australia and the united states the place there's a conflict of values among neoliberal governments and various teams both strongly opposing or aiding marriage. meanwhile, fewer are marrying, whereas different family members types are extra greatly permitted. This publication explores this disconnect via interpreting coverage concerns comparable to classification divides, ethnicity, faith, same-sex marriage, gender relatives and romantic expectancies.


A most sensible down method explores diverse executive coverage responses to marriage. In all 3 nations, there are transformations and similarities in how governments react to the adjustments in family members formations, yet values or ‘conceptions of the fascinating’ play an important position. improving balance and dedication in addition to own accountability are very important for policymakers who goal to maintain ‘the kin’ intact and thereby reduce the load at the public handbag. it truly is tough for political actors to answer conflicting and altering values surrounding the range in relationships or to translate them into guidelines. there's a powerful case to be made for elevated coverage consciousness to grownup relationships - and a miles weaker case for marriage. wealthy facts is drawn from interviews with key stakeholders in addition to politicians’ speeches, executive departmental reviews, stakeholders’ files and responses to govt rules, and media articles.

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