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Rajnaara Akhtar, Patrick Nash, and Rebecca Probert

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529210835

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.001.0001

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‘Regrettably it is not that Simple’: the Case for Minimalistic Marriage Laws

‘Regrettably it is not that Simple’: the Case for Minimalistic Marriage Laws

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(p.143) Eleven ‘Regrettably it is not that Simple’: the Case for Minimalistic Marriage Laws
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Cohabitation and Religious Marriage
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Patrick Nash

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.003.0011

This chapter looks at the inadequacies of English law and notes their needless complexity. It criticises Akhter v Khan and suggests that reform guided by nudge theory offers a promising solution. It then makes the case for moving towards a minimalistic law of marriage.

Keywords:   Nudge Theory, Marriage law reform, Muslim marriages

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