Licensing Parents : Family, State, and Child Maltreatment
This book examines the negative power that child maltreatment has on individuals and society ethically and politically, while analyzing the positive power that parental love and healthy families have. To address how best to confront the problem of child maltreatment, it examines several policy options, ultimately defending a policy of licensing parents, while carefully examining the tension between child and adult rights and duties.
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 152 x 226 x 20mm | 362.87g
- 31 Jul 2010
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: A Sense of Justice and Political Stability Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Non-Rawlsian ISJs and Self-Respect Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Family Egalitarianism Chapter 5 Chapter 4: What is a Family? Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Licensing Parents Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Rights and Duties Chapter 8 Chapter 7: The Constitution, Due Process, and Prior Restraint Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Unintended Consequences, Trust, Stability, Evil, and Utopia Chapter 10 Epilogue
Licensing Parents: Family, State, and Child Maltreatment presents an eloquent and passionate argument, advanced with purity of heart, for undergirding the family in order that the most precious of all, namely children, will have from the very start of their lives the most majestic affirmation that is humanly possible. -- Laurence Thomas, Syracuse University
About Michael McFall
Michael T. McFall is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Introduction to Humanities Department at Stanford University.