An Overview of Current Issues in Western Societies
Edited by Jan J.M. van Dijk, Ch. Haffmans, F. Rüter, J. Schutte and S. Stolwijk
This paper explores the main legal aspects of filial piety in Israel. Based on a socio-legal study, it traces a significant gap between the law in the books, which mandates that children support their parents financially if the latter cannot support themselves, and the law in action, which narrows this obligation to cases in which the parents must be cared for in a State nursing home. The study also highlights the relevance of religious and cultural norms in shaping filial piety in multicultural countries and thus points to the urgent need to tailor filial piety legal policies according to socially constructed, actual, and diverse filial piety perceptions and practices.
Comparative Sociology 7 (2008) 286–310 Comparative Sociology CompSoc www.brill.nl/coso © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156913308X306636 Creating Comparability Diﬀerently: Disassembling Ethnographic Comparison in Law-in-Action Th omas Scheﬀer Emmy-Noether Group, Free University
Douglas M. Johnston
Edited by Dawn L. Rothe and Victoria E. Collins
Contributors are: Elizabeth A. Bradshaw, Meredith Brown, William J. Chambliss, Francis T. Cullen, Jeff Ferrell, David O. Friedrichs, Mark S. Hamm, Ronald C. Kramer, Teresa C. Kulig, Raymond Michalowski, Christopher J. Moloney, Ida Nafstad, Sarah Pedigo, Gary Potter, Isabel Schoultz.
Essays in Honour of Johan G. Lammers
Edited by Niels M. Blokker, Ineke van Bladel, Rene Lefeber and Liesbeth Lijnzaad
Since Johan Lammers became Legal Adviser, the Netherlands – quite unexpectedly – was increasingly facing situations in which it would become involved in litigation concerning international law. The first essays in this collection deal with actual or potential interstate disputes involving the Netherlands before international courts and arbitral tribunals, followed by articles with respect to international courts and other international bodies before which individuals may appear as applicant or defendant. The final set of essays deal with the increasing number of cases in which international law is invoked in national court proceedings.
This work provides insight into the role of the international legal practitioners working for the government of the Netherlands and should be of particular interest to their colleagues in other foreign ministries and other lawyers interested in a reflection on the law in action.