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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.

From Chattels to Citizens? Eighty Years of Eglantyne Jebb's Legacy to Children and Beyond
From chattels to citizens? eighty years of eglantyne jebb's legacy to children and beyond

This chapter sets out to explore the history of children's rights from what one might call ‘prehistory’ until the present. Despite specifying 80 years of Eglantyne Jebb's legacy in the title, the ‘prehistory’ certainly deserves a mention, if only to set the scene for the rest of the story. The object of recounting that story is to examine the possibility that the advent of children's rights as they stand has contributed to the emergent discourse on children's citizenship.

Whilst in principle examining a global phenomenon, the UK is often used as a point of reference. There is good reason ...

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