The History and Theory of Children’s Citizenship in Contemporary Societies

Authors: Milne, Brian

  • The first comprehensive work on children's rights
  • Contributes to ending the intellectual stagnation on the discourse about children's rights
  • Examines whether children’s citizenship is either realism or romanticism
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This book examines the notion of children having full citizenship. It does so historically, through intellectual discourse, beliefs, and moral and ideological positions on children. It looks at the status and extent of knowledge of the position of children covering about 2500 years. The book takes European and other cultures, traditions and beliefs into consideration. It reflects on the topic from a variety of disciplines, including social sciences, theology and philosophy. The book places children’s citizenship in the centre of children’s rights discourse. Part of the work is a critical appraisal of ‘children’s participation’ because it diverts attention away from children as members of society toward being a separable group. The book moves on from child participation using a children’s rights based argument toward examination of the relationship of the child with the state, i.e. as potentially full member citizens. ​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Children’s Citizenship Paradigm

    Milne, Brian

    Pages 1-10

  • Methodology and Methods

    Milne, Brian

    Pages 11-20

  • Citizenship

    Milne, Brian

    Pages 21-47

  • The Emergence of Childhood – From the Ancient World Until the Dawn of the Enlightenment

    Milne, Brian

    Pages 49-72

  • The Emergence of Childhood – From the Enlightenment to Modern World of Childhood

    Milne, Brian

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6521-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6520-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9967-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History and Theory of Children’s Citizenship in Contemporary Societies
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6521-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6521-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6520-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9967-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 302
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