Identifying vulnerability

the argument for law reform for failed family accommodation arrangements

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The identification of a social problem as a legal need rather than as some other sort of problem altogether is dependent on the place that law occupies in the society concerned, and especially the extent to which legalism permeates social consciousness. To identify a problem as a legal need is to make a particular judgement about appropriate solutions to that problem and then to recast the conception of the problem to accord with the nature of the proposed solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-39
Number of pages39
JournalElder Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019



  • vulnerability
  • Older People
  • accommodation

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