The Resource Child rights: : the movement, international law, and opposition, (electronic resource)

Child rights: : the movement, international law, and opposition, (electronic resource)

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Child rights: : the movement, international law, and opposition
Title
Child rights:
Title remainder
the movement, international law, and opposition
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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
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Midwest
Dewey number
342.08/772
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1944-
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  • Butler, Clark
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Series statement
Purdue University human rights studies
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  • Children's rights
  • Children (International law)
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Child rights: : the movement, international law, and opposition, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11783047
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11783047
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11783047
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remote
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11783047
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Child rights: : the movement, international law, and opposition, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11783047
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11783047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11783047
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11783047
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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