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Children, Family and the State

1st Edition

By David William Archard

Routledge

204 pages

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This title was first published in 2003. This book critically examines the moral and political status of the child by a consideration of three interrelated questions: What rights if any does the child have? What rights over and duties in respect of a child do parents have? What rights over and duties in respect of a child does the state have? David Archard adopts three areas for particular discussion on the practical implications of the general theoretical issues: education, child protection policy, and the medical treatment of children. Providing a clear legal context and a sharper, contemporary discussion of the question of rights, this book presents a clear introduction to the key issues in the moral and political status of children.

Reviews

'… a rich, thoughtful study of its subject-matter which is in the end very rewarding.' Journal of Moral Philosophy 'This is a dense and illuminating account, from a philosophical viewpoint, of the complex issues around how children, families and the Sate related to each other. This triad is at the heart of all the debates and controversies which make child welfare such a challenging form of practice. For this reason Archard's book will be of use to all those professionals who work with children and their families - whether that work is in the field of health, social welfare, law or education.' Children & Society 'This is extremely well written and accessible introduction to the moral philosophy of childhood, and also an important contribution to the field.' The Philosophical Quarterly 'Archard has written a thoughtful and compelling book, one that should be required for any curriculum that prepares health and human services professionals for work with troubled children… Archard has provided us with a fine philosophical exposition on the rationales and limits for intervening on behalf of troubled children. The field will be fortunate to have more erudition of such quality to guide its work in the future.' Children and Youth Services Review 'At the introductory level, this is undoubtedly the best book available on the market concerning the child, the family and the state in social, moral and political philosophy. Archard offers us first rate philosophy of education: an absolute must-read for all those who are interested in children's rights and other closely related matters.' Ethical Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: children, family and the state; Children; The family; The state; Bibliography.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General