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Comparing Legal Secularism in Family Law: Impacts on Muslim Women in France and England

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dc.contributor.advisor Hirsch, Susan
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Olivia
dc.creator Barrett, Olivia
dc.date 2018-12-05
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-26T21:26:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-26T21:26:39Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/11460
dc.description.abstract This thesis serves as a comparative case study of legal secularism in France and England to determine if legal secularism and its conflicts with Muslim family law generate structural violence against Muslim women. This analysis makes use of existing literature as well as in-depth analysis of the historical evolution of both legal systems in terms of its relationship with religion as well as the current capacity of Muslim women in each state to access the protections granted to them under both religious and secular law. It is this lack of access that serves to generate structural violence, the consequences of which are briefly explored in this research. The differences in the French and English systems generate disparate levels of structural violence, primarily due to the greater presence of dual spaces in which Muslim women can operate under both religious and secular law in England in comparison to France.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject structural violence en_US
dc.subject Islam en_US
dc.subject family law en_US
dc.subject secularism en_US
dc.subject France en_US
dc.subject England en_US
dc.title Comparing Legal Secularism in Family Law: Impacts on Muslim Women in France and England en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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