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Children’s Rights in International Politics

The Transformative Power of Discourse


Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Anna Holzscheiter
      Pages 1-23
  3. Discursive Practices, Power and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
  4. Global Childhood Revisited

  5. Drafting the UN Convention — towards a New Image of Childhood

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-301

About this book


Provides insights into a lively field of international human rights politics – the protection of children and their rights – by looking at the negotiations leading to the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


human rights Institution international relations politics transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political and Social SciencesFreie Universität BerlinGermany

About the authors

ANNA HOLZSCHEITER is a Lecturer at the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy Studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. She has been involved in several consultancies with UNICEF and has written a Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 20 – Children Without Parental Care together with Nigel Cantwell.

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