Children, Family and the State : Decision-Making and Child Participation

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Format: Trade Book
Pub. Date: 2001-03-07
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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This study of children's participation in decisions about their care draws on recent work in sociology and anthropology, psychology and legal philosophy in order to understand this challenging area of social life. It also reports on original and groundbreaking research into children's views of decision-making processes. The book has important theoretical implications and important lessons for social welfare policy and practice.

Author Biography

Nigel Thomas is Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword xi
Malcolm Hill
Acknowledgements xiii
Theories of Childhood
Psychology of Childhood
Rights of Childhood
Children, Parents and the State
Children Looked After by the State
Doing Research with Children
Patterns of Participation
Children's Views
Adults' Views
Making Sense of the Research
Children's Decisions and Children's Place
Notes 202(17)
References 219(19)
Index 238

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