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Children, politics and communication: Participation at the margins

Nigel Thomas


Even after twenty years of children's rights and new thinking about childhood, children are still frequently seen as apolitical. All over the world there has been a growing emphasis on ‘participation’, but much of this is adult-led, and spaces for children's individual and collective autonomy are limited. This book questions many of the conventional ways in which children are perceived. It focuses on the politics of children's communication in two senses: children as political actors, and the micropolitics of children's interaction with each other and with adults. It looks at how children and ... More

Keywords: children, children's rights, communication, politics, relationships, interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847421845
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421845.001.0001


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Nigel Thomas, editor

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