`This collection...is outstanding. It has an excellent grasp of the field and students in fields of both social studies of childhood and children's rights and citizenship will gain a lot from reading and studying the book' - Jens Qvortrup, Professor of Sociology, University of Trondheim
`Anyone who is concerned with citizenship should grapple with the thesis in this collection. This stimulating book will provoke discussion of what is involved in recognising that children are as much part of our society as adults' - Professor Michael Freeman, Editor of International Journal of Children's Rights
Children and Citizenship offers a contemporary and critical approach to notions of children's citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book makes explicit connections between theoretical approaches, representations of childhood, the experiences of children themselves, legal instruments, policies and their implementation. Each chapter presents complex issues in an accessible way, helping readers to understand notions of children's citizenship that are embedded in contemporary debates.
Children and Citizenship is an important and timely book and will be invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate students across a wide number of disciplines, including health, social work, childhood studies, youth studies, education, law and social policy, together with policy-makers and practitioners in allied areas.
Antonella Invernizzi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Swansea University. Jane Williams is a former UK and Welsh Assembly government lawyer now based in the School of Law, Swansea University where she teaches Public Law, aspects of child law and children's rights
Jane Williams is a lecturer in law at the University of Swansea. She specialises in social work law, and children's rights. Other publications include Children and Citizenship (SAGE, 2007), co-edited with Antonella Invernizzi
Foreword - Jaap Doek PART ONE: NOTIONS OF CHILDREN'S CITIZENSHIP Introduction Unpacking Children's Citizenship - Ruth Lister Education for Citizenship - Andrew Lockyer Children as Citizens and Political Literacy Citizenship From Below - Manfred Liebel Children's Rights and Social Movements From Chattels to Citizens? 80 Years of Eglantyne Jebb's Legacy to Children and Beyond - Brian Milne Children as Rights Holders - Jane Fortin Awareness and Scepticism Children as 'Citizens' Of the United Nations (UN) - Judith Ennew PART TWO: CONSTRUCTIONS OF CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES Introduction Care And Control In The Construction Of Childhood - Allison James, Penny Curtis And Jo Birch Youth, Citizenship and the Problem of Dependence - Gill Jones When Does Citizenship Begin? Economics and Early Childhood - Priscilla Alderson Dilemmas in Children's Participation in England - Virginia Morrow Everyday Lives of Working Children and Notions of Citizenship - Antonella Invernizzi PART THREE: HOW POLICY AND LAW THINK ABOUT CHILDREN'S CITIZENSHIP Introduction Will Law Think About Children? Reflections on Youth Matters - Christine Piper The Relevance of European Union Citizenship to Children - Helen Stalford Devolution and the Language of Children's Rights in the UK - Samantha Clutton Institutional Support for the UNCRC's `Citizen Child' - Jane Williams and Rhian Croke