Children's participation, childhood publics and social change: a review

Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa (2015) Children's participation, childhood publics and social change: a review. Children and Society, 29 (2). pp. 157-167. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

Progress in the implementation of children's participation rights in England is reviewed and situated within a broader agenda of social change. The article argues that much of the energy for ‘change for children’ has resided within a governance pathway across policy, practice and research. An alternative perspective is offered by re-connecting children's rights debates to those of social movements and asking whether childhood publics are possible, what they might look like and where they might be found. It is concluded that a cross-national and longitudinal perspective grounded in everyday life is likely to provide a more nuanced understanding of the change for children.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: participation; social change; publics; social movements; England
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767.8 Children. Child development Including child rearing, child life, play, socialisation, children's rights
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0697 Protection, assistance and relief > HV0700 Special classes > HV0701 Children
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 10:23
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 03:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53040

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