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Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach

Challenges and Prospects

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Daniel Stoecklin is Associate Professor in Sociology, at the University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), in Sion, Switzerland. His areas of research and teaching are the sociology of childhood, children’s rights, street children and participation. He is also a Scientific Collaborator, at the International Institute for the Rights of the Child. His has worked for several NGOs regarding projects in the field of children in difficult situations and he has been an Independent Expert for the Council of Europe regarding children’s participation.

Jean-Michel Bonvin is Professor in Sociology and Social Policies at the Haute école de travail social et de la santé – éésp – Vaud. His areas of expertise include social policies (notably in favor of disadvantaged youth), sociology of work and organizations and theories of justice and the capability approach. His research has been funded by the European Union (FP6 and FP7) and by the Swiss National Fund.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bonvin, Jean-Michel (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Transforming Children’s Rights into Real Freedom: A Dialogue Between Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach from a Life Cycle Perspective

    Biggeri, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • Observing Children’s Capabilities as Agency

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • From Evolving Capacities to Evolving Capabilities: Contextualizing Children’s Rights

    Liebel, Manfred

    Pages 67-84

  • Reconstructing Children’s Concepts: Some Theoretical Ideas and Empirical Findings on Education and the Good Life

    Andresen, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9090-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0715-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Prospects
Editors
  • Daniel Stoecklin
  • Jean-Michel Bonvin
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9091-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9091-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9090-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0715-0
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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