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Children: Rights and Childhood
     

Children: Rights and Childhood

by David Archard
 

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In Children, David Archard challenges the idea that childhood is a period of little reason and limited freedom. He surveys arguments for and against the rights of children, and explores the role that should be played in the rearing of children both by the government and by their own parents. Archard contests the idea that natural parents have obvious rights

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In Children, David Archard challenges the idea that childhood is a period of little reason and limited freedom. He surveys arguments for and against the rights of children, and explores the role that should be played in the rearing of children both by the government and by their own parents. Archard contests the idea that natural parents have obvious rights over their own children, and reaches a definitive position on the rights children should have and the ways in which they should be protected.

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'An exhaustive and meticulously comprehensive examination of children's rights from both a moral and a legal perspective…a fine basic text, and a worthwhile introduction to the complex issue of children's rights.' Metapsychology

'This is an intellectually stimulating and sometimes controversial philosophical analysis of children and their rights of both general and professional interest.' - Journal of the Institute of Health Education

'The argument is clear, it is well reasoned and balanced … this is a thought-provoking text and as such a highly recommendable read. Its audience could range from policy-makers to sixth-formers.' - Children & Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415082525
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Series:
Ideas Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Archard is Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He is author of Sexual Consent and The Family: A Liberal Defence; and co-editor of The Moral and Political Status of Children and Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children.

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