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The Resource Child rights : the movement, international law, and opposition, edited by Clark W. Butler

Child rights : the movement, international law, and opposition, edited by Clark W. Butler

Label
Child rights : the movement, international law, and opposition
Title
Child rights
Title remainder
the movement, international law, and opposition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Clark W. Butler
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over twenty years after the 1989 UN General Assembly vote to open the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) for signature and ratification by UN member states, the United States remains one of only two UN members not to have ratified it. The other is Somalia. Child Rights: The Movement, International Law, and Opposition explores the reasons for this resistance. It details the objections that have arisen to accepting this legally binding international instrument, which presupposes indivisible universal civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, and gives children special protection due to their vulnerability. The resistance ranges from isolationist attitudes toward international law and concerns over the fiscal impact of implementation, to the value attached to education in a faith tradition and fears about the academic deterioration of public education. The contributors to the book reveal the significant positive influence that the CRC has had, despite not being ratified, on subjects such as educational research, child psychology, development ethics, normative ethics, and anthropology. The book also explores the growing homeschooling trend, which is often evangelically led in the US, but which is at loggerheads with an equally growing social science-based movement of experts and ethicists pressing for greater autonomy and freedom of expression for children. Looking beyond the US, the book also addresses some of the practical obstacles that have emerged to implementing the CRC in both developed countries (for example, Canada and the United Kingdom) and in poorer nations. This book, polemical and yet balanced, helps the reader evaluate both positive and the negative implications of this influential piece of international legislation from a variety of ethical, legal, and social science perspectives
Member of
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
Dewey number
342.08/772
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ789
LC item number
.C42745 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Butler, Clark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children (International law)
  • Children's rights
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Children (International law)
  • Children's rights
  • Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Child & Youth Development
Label
Child rights : the movement, international law, and opposition, edited by Clark W. Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The movement and the UN Convention: Children's rights: an historical and conceptual analysis / Clark Butler; The case for the Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspective of child psychology / Katherine Covell; Developmental considerations in teaching children's rights / Katherine Covell and Brian Howe; Introducing critical thinking and dialogue in preschool / Marie-France Daniel -- Part two. The opposition: nannies with blue berets: the UN Convention and the invasion of national and family sovereignty / Michael Farris; Educational freedom and human rights: exploring the tensions between the interests and rights of parents, children and the state / Perry Glanzer; Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada: a problem of political will / Brian Howe; Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK: a problem of political will / Claire Cassidy -- Part three. Children's rights in the developing world: motivating political responsibility for children in poor countries / Stephen L. Esquith; 'The Right Child": challenges and opportunities of child rights legislation in theory and practice / Krisjon Olson; Pragmatism, capabilities and children's rights in development ethics / Jennifer Caseldine-Bracht
Control code
786917589
Extent
1 online resource (260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612492056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6nxntg
  • bd485a3a-2752-4ca5-9f75-9619de5c92d5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)786917589
Label
Child rights : the movement, international law, and opposition, edited by Clark W. Butler
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The movement and the UN Convention: Children's rights: an historical and conceptual analysis / Clark Butler; The case for the Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspective of child psychology / Katherine Covell; Developmental considerations in teaching children's rights / Katherine Covell and Brian Howe; Introducing critical thinking and dialogue in preschool / Marie-France Daniel -- Part two. The opposition: nannies with blue berets: the UN Convention and the invasion of national and family sovereignty / Michael Farris; Educational freedom and human rights: exploring the tensions between the interests and rights of parents, children and the state / Perry Glanzer; Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada: a problem of political will / Brian Howe; Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK: a problem of political will / Claire Cassidy -- Part three. Children's rights in the developing world: motivating political responsibility for children in poor countries / Stephen L. Esquith; 'The Right Child": challenges and opportunities of child rights legislation in theory and practice / Krisjon Olson; Pragmatism, capabilities and children's rights in development ethics / Jennifer Caseldine-Bracht
Control code
786917589
Extent
1 online resource (260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612492056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6nxntg
  • bd485a3a-2752-4ca5-9f75-9619de5c92d5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)786917589

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