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Justice, Education and the Politics of Childhood : Challenges and Perspectives (Hardcover)

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This volume contributes to the ongoing interdisciplinary controversies about the moral, legal and political status of children and childhood. It comprises essays by scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds on diverse theoretical problems and public policy controversies that bear upon different facets of the life of children in contemporary liberal democracies. The book is divided into three major parts that are each organized around a common general theme. Thefirst part (“Children and Childhood: Autonomy, Well-Being and Paternalism”) focusses on key concepts of an ethics of childhood. Parttwo (“Justice for Children”) contains chapters that are concerned with the topics of justice for children and justice during childhood. Thethird part (“The Politics of Childhood”) deals with issues that concern the importance of `childhood´ as a historically contingent political category and its relevance for the justification and practical design of political processes and institutions that affect children and families. 

Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Philosophy, Education, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Political, Philosophy + Social Aspects, Children's Studies
Series Title: Philosophy and Politics - Critical Explorations
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 51197172
UPC: 9783319273877
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-5894

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