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Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, and Marit Skivenes


This book builds upon and advances the comparative analysis of child protection systems that was conducted in the mid-1990s and presented in the ground-breaking book Combatting Child Abuse: International Perspectives and Trends (Gilbert, 1997). Chapters provide a detailed analysis of how the systems have changed during the period with a particular focus upon: Each chapter also considers two broader and key questions: It becomes clear that all the countries have witnessed considerable change and the Conclusion summarizes the main themes. While there are important similarities in the cha ... More

Keywords: child protection systems, international comparisons, child welfare, child protection, political context, social context, child-focused orientation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Gilbert, editor
University of California, Berkeley
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Nigel Parton, editor
University of Huddersfield
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Marit Skivenes, editor
Bergen University College

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