Children in the International Political Economy

  • George Kent

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Framework and Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George Kent
      Pages 3-11
    3. George Kent
      Pages 13-28
  3. Children’s Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. George Kent
      Pages 31-43
    3. George Kent
      Pages 45-55
    4. George Kent
      Pages 57-82
    5. George Kent
      Pages 83-102
    6. George Kent
      Pages 103-113
  4. The Human Rights Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. George Kent
      Pages 117-139
    3. George Kent
      Pages 141-156
    4. George Kent
      Pages 157-177
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-260

About this book


The first line of responsibility for children lies with their parents, but what if the parents fail to look after their children? Who else is involved, and what should they do? Children in the International Political Economy examines the moral responsibilities of different individuals and agencies towards children and argues that some responsibilities should be codified as concrete legal duties. If all else fails, children must look to the international community for help. Thus international agencies should recognize specific obligations to look after the well-being of children around the world.


children IGH political economy

Authors and affiliations

  • George Kent
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39163-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37553-6
  • About this book