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Children's Rights and the Capability Approach: Challenges and Prospects

Edited by: Daniel Stoecklin, Jean-Michel Bonvin

ISBN13: 9789401790901
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children's rights into capabilities in settings as different as children's parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children's agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective, child participation, evolving capabilities and citizenship. The volume highlights important issues that have to be taken into account for the implementation of human rights and the development of peoples' capabilities. The focus on children's capabilities along a rights-based approach is an inspiring perspective that researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights would like to deepen.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Foreword - Asher Ben-Arieh.
Introduction - Daniel Stoecklin & Jean-Michel Bonvin.
Chapter 1 Transforming Children's Rights into Real Freedom: A Dialogue between Children's Rights and the Capability Approach from a Life Cycle Perspective - Mario Biggeri & Ravi Karkara.
Chapter 2 Observing Children's Capabilities as Agency - Claudio Baraldi & Vittorio Iervese.
Chapter 3 From Evolving Capacities to Evolving Capabilities: Contextualising Children's Rights - Manfred Liebel.
Chapter 4 Reconstructing children's concepts: Some theoretical ideas and empirical findings on education and the good life - Sabine Andresen & Katharina Gerarts.
Chapter 5 Children's Councils implementation: a path toward recognition? - Dominique Golay & Dominique Malatesta.
Chapter 6 Cross-fertilizing children's rights and the capability approach. The example of the right to be heard in organized leisure - Daniel Stoecklin & Jean-Michel Bonvin.
Chapter 7 The theoretical orthodoxy of children's and youth agency and its contradictions: moving from normative thresholds to a situated assessment of children's and youth - Stephan Dahmen.
Chapter 8 Children's rights and the capability approach: Discussing children's agency against the horizon of the institutionalised youth land - Didier Reynaert & Rudi Roose.
Chapter 9 The Participation of Children in Care in the Assessment Process - Pierrine Robin.
Chapter 10 The UN Children's Rights Convention and the Capabilities Approach - Family duties and children's rights in tension - Zoe Clark & Holger Ziegler.
Chapter 11 Children's rights between normative and empirical realms - Karl Hanson, Michele Poretti & Frederic Darbellay.
Chapter 12 Growing up in contexts of vulnerability: the challenges in changing paradigms and practices for children's and adolescents' rights in Brazil and Mexico - Irene Rizzini & Danielle Strickland.-
Conclusion - Daniel Stoecklin & Jean-Michel Bonvin.