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The Rights of the Child and the Changing Image of Childhood

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ISBN13: 9780792312505
ISBN: 0792312503
Published: July 1994
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £255.00

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In this book Philip E. Veerman presents and discusses milestones in the evolution of children's rights, as well as the work of a number of important pioneers in theis field in order to examine whether the concept of childhood has changed in our centruy.;With Samuel Shye's ""Systemic Quality of Life Model"" as a conceptual framework and uniform standard, more than 40 Declarations and Conventions are analyzed and compared. Veerman thus unfolds an exciting picture of the changing image of childhood, starting at the beginning of this century and culminating in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989, and the World Summit for Children of 1990. Finally the author proposes, togther with Samuel Shye, a Declaration on the Rights of the Child based on the ""Systemic Quality of Life Model"". All the important Declarations and Conventions are reprinted as appendices. This makes Veerman's study a complete and up-to-date textbook on children's right.

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Defining the concept ""Children"" and the concept ""rights""; the analysis of children's rights - a conceptual framework; the pioneers; declarations and conventions, past and present.