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Elise Goossens

  • Research Expertise  (University of Antwerp):I study civil law from a law-in-context perspective. My research applies comparative, socio-legal, theoretical and policy-oriented analyses to a range of civil law issues. It deals with the theoretical and ideological foundations of private law, with a focus on family and family property law, and (private) law and gender My recent work has examined the impact of gender legal theory for private law; unmarried cohabitation; and cross-border successions.
  • Disciplines  (University of Antwerp):Civil law, Comparative law, Family law, Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
  • Disciplines  (Vrije Universiteit Brussel):Engineering and technology, Medical and health sciences
  • Disciplines  (KU Leuven):Law, Other law and legal studies
  • Research techniques  (University of Antwerp):- Comparative law analysis - Socio-legal theories, with an emphasis on gender studies and socio-demographics - Policy-oriented
  • Users of research expertise  (University of Antwerp):- Policy-makers - Legal scholars - Civil society - General public