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  • Subject index

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.

Institutional Support for the UNCRC's ‘Citizen Child’
Institutional support for the uncrc's ‘citizen child’
Introduction: Citizenship, Children's Citizenship and the Problem of Differential Capacity

Earlier chapters in this volume have illustrated both that the concept of citizenship is contextualized and contested and that any attempt to extend it to children introduces further layers of complexity. Lister, drawing on Marshall to identify the meaning of citizenship within the context of the UK, describes it in terms of membership of a community, with rights and duties attached, equality of status and participation. Stalford, examining the EU concept of citizenship, refers to a set of rights and responsibilities underpinned by an ethic of equality, participation and inclusion. Liebel and Lockyer demonstrate the implications of the underlying conceptual differences between civic ...

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