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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.

Will Law Think about Children? Reflections on Youth Matters
Will law think about children? Reflections on youth matters

Youth Matters, a consultation paper published by the DfES in 2005, and its sequel, Youth Matters: Next Steps (DfES, 2006a), promise more opportunities for all teenagers and more support for those ‘at risk of poor outcomes’. Chapters 3 and 5 of Youth Matters were headed, respectively, ‘Empowering Young People’ and ‘Young People as Citizens: Making a Contribution’ and three of the four key challenges stated relate to children as current citizens. The government aims to engage and empower young people in the provision of services, to encourage volunteering within the community, and to provide better information and advice so that young people can make informed choices (DfES, 2005: ...

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