Discovering Childhood in International Relations

Editors: Beier, J. Marshall (Ed.)

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  • Examines how and why, in the context of International Relations, children’s subjecthood has all too often been relegated to marginal terrains or associated with the need to protect children in vulnerable situations
  • Explores alternative ways of assigning children and their agency a more central position in IR
  • Places children more squarely in the purview of political subjecthood
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This book examines how and why, in the context of International Relations, children’s subjecthood has all too often been relegated to marginal terrains and children themselves automatically associated with the need for protection in vulnerable situations: as child soldiers, refugees, and conflated with women, all typically with the accent on the Global South. Challenging us to think critically about childhood as a technology of global governance, the authors explore alternative ways of finding children and their agency in a more central position in IR, in terms of various forms of children’s activism, children and climate change, children and security, children and resilience, and in their inevitable role in governing the future. Focusing on the problems, pitfalls, promises, and prospects of addressing children and childhoods in International Relations, this book places children more squarely in the purview of political subjecthood and hence more centrally in IR. 

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Marshall Beier is a Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Making Sense of Childhood in International Relations

    Pages 1-19

    Beier, J. Marshall

  • Decolonizing Childhood in International Relations

    Pages 21-40

    Lee-Koo, Katrina

  • Depicting Childhood: A Critical Framework for Engaging Images of Children in IR

    Pages 41-63

    Berents, Helen

  • Children as Agents in International Relations? Transnational Activism, International Norms, and the Politics of Age

    Pages 65-87

    Holzscheiter, Anna

  • Doing IR: Securing Children

    Pages 89-113

    Brocklehurst, Helen

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discovering Childhood in International Relations
Editors
  • J. Marshall Beier
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46063-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46063-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46062-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 266
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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