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Routledge International Handbook of Children’s Rights Studies

Edited by: Wouter Vandenhole , Ellen Desmet , Didier Reynaert , Sara Lembrechts

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023703
eBook ISBN: 9781315769530
Adobe ISBN: 9781317669739

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Since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) children’s rights have assumed a central position in a wide variety of disciplines and policies.

This handbook offers an engaging overview of the contemporary research landscape for those people in the theory and practice of children’s rights. The volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to children’s rights, as well as key thematic issues in children’s rights at the intersection of global and local concerns. The main approaches and topics within the volume are:

• Law, social work, and the sociology of childhood and anthropology

• Geography, childhood studies, gender studies and citizenship studies

• Participation, education and health

• Juvenile justice and alternative care

• Violence against children and female genital mutilation

• Child labour, working children and child poverty

• Migration, indigenous children and resource exploitation


The specially commissioned chapters have been written by renowned scholars and researchers and come together to provide a critical and invaluable guide to the challenges and dilemmas currently facing children’s rights.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Children’s rights from a legal perspective Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Convention on the Rights of the Child Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Children’s rights and childhood studies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The sociology of childhood and children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Children’s rights from a social work perspective Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Anthropologists, ethnographers and children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Children’s rights from a gender studies perspective Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Children’s rights and citizenship studies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Children and young people’s participation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Education and children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Health and children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Juvenile justice from an international children’s rights perspective Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The human rights of children in the context of formal alternative care Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Violence against children Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Female genital mutilation in Europe from a child right’s perspective Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Child labour, working children and children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The human rights of children in the context of international migration Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Child poverty in the context of global social development Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Indigenous children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Natural resource exploitation and children’s rights Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Conclusions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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