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Transforming Children's Human Rights—From Universal Claims to National Particularity

Ann Quennerstedt

in Law and Childhood Studies

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652501
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739217 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0008

Series: Current Legal Issues

Transforming Children's Human Rights—From Universal Claims to National Particularity

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This chapter focuses on the transformation of rights from the universal to the particular level. The specific interest is to explore how universally pronounced claims for children's human rights are brought from the international arena to the national, and how this transformation affects the perception of the rights. An approach to how the process of transformation and contextualization of rights can be theoretically understood is first outlined. The elaborated approach is then applied to a comparative policy study of how children's rights are interpreted in the area of education in the policies of two nations: Sweden and New Zealand.

Keywords: children's rights; human rights; Sweden; New Zealand; education policy

Chapter.  6747 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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