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Children and Citizenship offers a contemporary and critical approach to the central debates around notions of children’s citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book makes explicit connections between theoretical approaches, representations of childhood, and the experiences of children themselves, legal instruments, policies, and their implementation. The book contains reflections on the notion of children’s citizenship in general as well as in relation to international instruments, in particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the case law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), and EU legislation relating to citizenship and children’s rights.

Dilemmas in Children's Participation in England
Dilemmas in children's participation in england

Recent social policy formulations in England have utilized a number of rather ill-defined concepts. Since 1997, the New Labour Government has enabled social policy and social research to focus attention on social context, examining the quality of relationships within specific areas or neighbourhoods, using the concept of social capital. World events following 9/11 and 7/7 have also led to an emphasis on what it means to be a UK citizen, ideas of belonging and identity, and community cohesion. Unconnected to this, the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), particularly Article 12, has increased participation activities with children in England. This chapter explores the meanings of these concepts ...

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