Embedding the Family in the Irish Constitution

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Title: Embedding the Family in the Irish Constitution
Authors: Mohr, Thomas
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10563
Date: Jun-2017
Online since: 2019-05-21T09:02:30Z
Abstract: The Irish Constitution of 1937 devotes a substantial part of its provisions on fundamental rights to the position of the family in Irish society. Article 41 of the 1937 Constitution has proved to be one of the most controversial provisions in that document. Some commentators accuse it of reflecting Catholic social values, providing unwelcome stereotypes on the position of women in Irish society and promoting the marital family at the expense of an increasing number of non-marital families. Others argue that these provisions are typical of constitutions of the 1920s and 1930s from all parts of Europe and, consequently, should not necessarily be seen as the product of Catholic social teachings.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright (published version): 2017 the Authors
Keywords: Irish societyFamilyIrish ConstitutionWomen in Irish societyLegal historyHistory
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Howlin, N., Costello, K. (eds.). Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950
ISBN: 9781137606358
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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