Children, Parents and Politics

Children, Parents and Politics

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This highly original collection of essays, first published in 1989, is concerned with the nature of children and their moral and political status. The international team of contributors explore, and in some cases criticise and revise popular thought on children and their place in society. The book is divided into three parts: the first deals with the historical, social and psychological framework of contemporary perspectives on children and childhood; a second set of papers takes up questions about the position of the young in democracy, the limits of parental authority and the appropriateness of characterising only child-adult relationships in terms of a social contract; the final essays are concerned with adult attitudes toward children's lives and experiences. These essays will interest philosophers, political scientists, as well as all those professionally concerned with the education and care of children.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 14mm | 662.24g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0521369355
  • 9780521369350

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