Childhood citizenship, governance and policy: The politics of becoming adult

Nakata, Sana (2015) Childhood citizenship, governance and policy: The politics of becoming adult. Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy . Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

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Debates about children’s rights not only concern those things that children have a right to have and to do but also our broader social and political community, and the moral and political status of the child within it.

This book examines children’s rights and citizenship in the USA, UK and Australia and analyses the policy, law and sociology that govern the transition from childhood to adulthood. By examining existing debates on childhood citizenship, the author pursues the claim that childhood is the most heavily governed period of a liberal individual’s life, and argues that childhood is an intensely monitored period that involves a ‘politics of becoming adult’. Drawing upon case studies from the USA, the UK and Australia, this concept is used to critically analyse debates and policy concerning children’s citizenship, criminality, and sexuality. In doing so, the book seeks to uncover what informs and limits how we think about, talk about, and govern children’s rights in liberal societies.

Item ID: 79315
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 9780415748452
Copyright Information: © 2015 Sana Nakata.
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 00:30
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440802 Citizenship @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440811 Political theory and political philosophy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2302 Government and politics > 230201 Civics and citizenship @ 100%
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