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Introduction

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781847420916
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302896 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter considers political perspectives on the aims and objectives of the welfare state, social citizenship, and the respective responsibilities of parents, families, and the state for children. The chapter additionally considers international trends in social policy and debates about Third Way policy convergence. Leaning towards qualitative research and grounded theorising, situated family-practices research highlights the diversity and complexity of family practices in the past and present.

Keywords: political perspectives; social citizenship; parents; children; international trends; qualitative research; responsibilities

Chapter.  5192 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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