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Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach

Challenges and Prospects

Stoecklin, Daniel, Bonvin, Jean-Michel (Eds.)

2014, XII, 293 p. 10 illus.

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  • Addresses new ways to approach Children’s rights
  • Highlights the gap between children’s formal rights and real freedom
  • Addresses a variety of settings and theoretical developments
  • Inspiring for human rights advocates

This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children’s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children’s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children’s agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective, child participation, evolving capabilities, and citizenship. The volume highlights important issues that have to be taken into account for the implementation of human rights and the development of peoples’ capabilities. The focus on children’s capabilities along a rights-based approach is an inspiring perspective that researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights would like to deepen.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » A liberal perspective on young people and citizenship - Child participation in children’s parliament - Children’s right studies - Contextualizing children’s rights - Cross-fertilizing childrens’s rights - Growing up in contexts of vulnerability - Observing capabilities and functionings - Participation of children in care in assessment process - Transforming children’s rights into real freedom - Understanding the institutionalized "youth land”

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Social Sciences - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

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