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Children’s Rights

From Philosophy to Public Policy

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Children’s Rights in Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 3-13
    3. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 15-24
    4. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 25-37
    5. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 39-51
    6. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 53-66
  3. Children’s Rights in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 69-86
    3. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 87-107
    4. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 109-132
    5. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 133-152
    6. Mhairi Cowden
      Pages 153-173
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 175-224

About this book


Despite the existence of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child there still exists a debate on whether children can really hold rights. This book presents a clear theory of children's rights by examining controversial case studies. The author presents a pathway to translating rights into practical social and political instruments for change.


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About the authors

Mhairi Cowden is a Policy Officer within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet for the Government of Western Australia.

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