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The Globalization of Childhood: The International Diffusion of Norms and Law against the Child Death Penalty

Robyn Linde

Abstract

How does an idea that forms in the minds of a few activists in one part of the world become a global norm that nearly all states obey? How do human rights ideas spread? This book tracks the diffusion of a single human rights norm: the abolition of the death penalty for child offenders (or juvenile offenders) under the age of 18. The norm against the penalty diffused internationally through law—specifically, criminal law addressing juvenile justice and child offenders, usually those convicted of murder or rape. Detailed case studies and a qualitative, comparative approach to national law and pr ... More

Keywords: international relations, diffusion, norms, human rights, international institutions, international law, death penalty, children’s rights, juvenile justice, global child

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190601379
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601379.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robyn Linde, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rhode Island College