Licensing Parents

Licensing Parents : Family, State, and Child Maltreatment

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 20mm | 362.87g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739129147
  • 9780739129142

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
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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
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About Michael McFall

Michael T. McFall is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Introduction to Humanities Department at Stanford University.
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