Readership: Academics and researchers interested in the interaction between law and childhood studies. Public officials working with children and family issues.
Edited by Michael Freeman, Professor of English Law, University College London
Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London and is the series editor for Current Legal Issues.
"Freeman's own contribution in which he articulates an argument for a 'sociology of children's right';...is forward looking and persuasive...the paper by John Tobin. ..sets out the three models of childhood that have shaped current legal thinking. This is, by far, the most thorough presentation of the three models and the implications for the Courts of adopting the rights based model that I have had the benefit of reading. Another Australian contribution is from Ben Matthews...it is an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in the effectiveness, or otherwise, of mandatory reporting laws." - Dr Frank Ainsworth, Journal of Children
"This collection paves the way for further thinking on what it means to look at interdisciplinary research in practice and theory and hopefully this book will prove a catalyst for more collaborative thinking about law and childhood studies." - Dr Tamara Tolley,
1: Michael Freeman: Introduction
2: Anne McGillivray: A State of Imperfect Transformation: Law, Myth, and the Feminine in Outside Over There, Labyrinth, and Pan's Labyrinth
3: Michael Freeman: Towards a Sociology of Children's Rights
4: Mark Henaghan: Why Judges Need to Know and Understand Childhood Studies
5: John Tobin: Courts and the Construction of Childhood: A New Way of Thinking
6: Laura Lundy: Childhood, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Research: What Constitutes a 'Rights-Based' Approach?
7: Manfred Liebel: Child-Led Organizations and the Advocacy of Adults: Experiences from Bangladesh and Nicaragua
8: Ann Quennerstedt: Transforming Children's Human Rights - From Universal Claims to National Particularity
9: Julia Sloth-Nielsen: Modern African Childhoods: Does Law Matter?
10: Hedi Viterbo: The Age of Conflict: Rethinking Childhood, Law, and Age through the Israeli-Palestinian Case
11: Kay Tisdall and Fiona Morrison: Children's Participation in Court Proceedings when Parents Divorce or Separate: Legal Construction and Lived Experiences
12: Priscilla Alderson: Children's Consent and 'Assent' to Healthcare Research
13: Roberta Bosisio: Children and Young People as Moral and Legal Actors: Findings from Studies Conducted in Northern Italy
14: Shannon Moore and Richard Mitchell: Rights-Based Restorative Justice in Canada: From Silence to Citizen
15: Megan Gollop and Nicola Taylor: New Zealand Children and Young People's Perspectives on Relocation Following Parental Separation
16: Jonathan Herring: Vulnerability, Children, and the Law
17: Heather Keating: 'When the Kissing has to Stop': Children, Sexual Behaviour, and the Criminal Law
18: Anne Cheung: Tackling Cyber-Bullying from a Children's Rights Perspective
19: Ben Mathews: Exploring the Contested Role of Mandatory Reporting Laws in the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect
20: Shazia Choudhry: Domestic Violence, Contact, and the ECHR
21: Michelle Ratpan: Reframing the Practice of 'Son Preference' through the Millennium Development Goals
22: Noam Peleg: The Child's Right to Development
23: Ashleigh Barnes: UNCRC's Performance of the Child As Developing
24: Bronagh Byrne: Minding the Gap? Children with Disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
25: China Mills: 'Special' Treatment, 'Special' Rights: Children who Hear Voices or Doubly Diminished Initiative
26: Kirsty Hughes: The Child's Right to Privacy and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
27: Petra Kouvonen: Foster Care Partnerships in Finland 1990-2010: From Social Task to Ensuring Better Market Share?
28: Bronwyn Naylor and Bernadette Saunders: Parental Discipline, Criminal Laws, and Responsive Regulation
29: Aoife Nolan: Litigating the Child's Rights to a Life Free of Violence: Seeking the Prohibition of Parental Physical Punishment of Children Through the Courts
30: Sofia Johnson Frankenberg: Discipline and the Ethics of Care
31: Jo Bridgeman: Caring for Children: Risks and Responsibilities in the Law of Tort