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Children's Rights Under and the Law$
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Samuel Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199795482

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795482.001.0001

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The Place of Children in the Law

The Place of Children in the Law

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 The Place of Children in the Law
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Children's Rights Under and the Law
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Samuel M. Davis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795482.003.0001

This chapter briefly sets out the book's focus, namely children's rights. In a broader sense, as the title suggests, it is an examination of the relationships existing between children, their parents, and the state. Close observation of those relationships reveals that on a day-to-day, practical, functional basis they present a study of authority, a search for an answer to the question of who speaks for the child: parents, the state, or the child himself or herself. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   children's rights, child welfare, children, parents, state

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