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Children's Rights and Social Justice reading list - 2021

Children's Rights and Social Justice, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Peter Hart
p.j.hart@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week-by-week reading lists - please read these in advance of the lectures so you are prepared to join in with group discussions: 

Week 1

 

Please refer to the Unit 1 page on Minerva for relevant links.  

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Week 2

In addition to the links on the Unit 2 Minerva page, please read:  

Dwyer, P. (2013) ‘Social Justice’. In Dwyer, P. and Shaw, S. (Eds) An Introduction to Social Policy. London: Sage. Pp14-25.    

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Week 3

In addition to the links on the Unit 3 Minerva page, please read:  

Langlois, A. J. (2013) ‘Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights’ pp11-25. In Goodhart, M. (Ed) Human Rights: Politics and Practice. Oxford: OUP.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hibbert, N. (2017) ‘Human Rights and Social Justice’. In Laws vol.6 no.2 pp7-20.    

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Week 4

In addition to the links on the Unit 4 Minerva page, please read:  

Walker, G. (2011) ‘Children’s rights: social justice and exclusion’. In Jones, P. (Ed) Children’s Rights in Practice. London: Sage.    

Bojer, H. (2000) ‘Children and Theories of Social Justice’. In Feminist Economics vol.6 no.2 pp23-39.    

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Week 5

In addition to the links on the Unit 5 Minerva page, please read:  

Kosher, H., Ben-Arieh, A. and Hendelsman, Y. (2016) ‘The History of Children’s Rights’. Pp9-16. In Kosher, H., Ben-Arieh, A. and Hendelsman, Y. (2016) Children’s Rights and Social Work. New York: Springer.  Available online from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315862642_The_History_of_Children's_Rights#fullTextFileContent    

Archard, D. (2015) ‘The Concept of Childhood’. Pp17-40. In Archard, D. (3rd Edition)  Children: Rights and Childhood. London: Routledge.    

 

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Week 6

In addition to the links on the Unit 6 Minerva page, please read:  

Jones, P. (2011) ‘What are children’s rights? Contemporary developments and debates’. In Jones, P. (Ed) Children’s Rights in Practice. London: Sage.    

Archard, D. (2015) ‘The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’. Chapter 8. Children: Rights and Childhood. London: Routledge.    

 

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Week 7

In addition to the links on the Unit 7 Minerva page, please read:  

Lundy, L. (2007). ‘Voice’ is not enough: conceptualising Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. British educational research journal33(6), 927-942.    

Potter, C. and Whittaker, C. (2011) ‘What does the ‘voice of the child’ mean for children with complex learning and communication impairments?’. In Jones, P. (Ed) Children’s Rights in Practice. London: Sage.    

 

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Week 8

In addition to the links on the Unit 8 Minerva page, please read:  

Smith, K. (2020) ‘Introduction: Young children’s provision rights’. In Murray, J., Swadener, B. B. and Smith, K. (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Rights. London: Routledge.    

Redmond, G. (2008) ‘Child poverty and child rights: Edging towards a definition’. In Journal of Children and Poverty vol.14 no.1 pp63-82.    

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Week 9

In addition to the links on the Unit 8 Minerva page, please read:  

Murray, J. (2020) ‘Introduction: Young children’s rights to protection’. In Murray, J., Swadener, B. B. and Smith, K. (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Rights. London: Routledge.    

Walker, G. (2011) ‘Safeguarding and protection: What does a rights-based approach mean across different disciplines?’. In Jones, P. (Ed) Children’s Rights in Practice. London: Sage.    

 

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General reading list: Use this to follow up on topics of particular interest and for your assignment:

Alcock, P., May, M., and Wright, S. (2013; Eds) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (fourth edition). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Alderson, P. (2008) Young Children’s Rights. Second edition. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Archard, D.(2015) Children: Rights and Childhood. Third edition. Abingdon: Routeledge.

Boylan, J. and Dalrymple, J. (2011) ‘Advocacy, Social Justice and Children’s Rights’. In Practice : social work in action.ISSN: 0950-3153 vol.23 no.1 pp19-30.

Bradshaw, J. (2016; Ed) The Well-being of Children in the UK. Bristol: Policy Press.

CRAE (2013) State of Children’s Rights in England: Review of Government Action on United Nations’ Recommendations for Strengthening Children’s Rights in the UK. Available online from http://www.crae.org.uk/media/64143/CRAE_England_Report_WEB.pdf.

Dwyer, P. and Shaw, S. (2013) An introduction to social policyISBN: 9781446207581 (hbk.); 9781446207598 (pbk.). London: Sage.

Eeklaar, J. (1986) ‘The Emergence of Children’s Rights’. In Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.ISSN: 0143-6503 vol.6 no.2 pp161-182.

Flynn, D. (2005) ‘What’s Wrong with Rights? Rethinking Human Rights and Responsibilities’. In Australian social work.ISSN: 0312-407x vol.58 no.3 pp244-256.

Fortin, J. (2009) Children’s Rights and the Developing Law. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Goodhart, M. (Ed, 2nd Edition) Human rights : politics and practiceISBN: 9780199540846 (pbk.) : £24.99; 0199540845 (pbk.) : £24.99. Oxford: OUP.

Herring, J. (2013) ‘Parents’ and Children’s Rights’. In Family Law. London: Pearson.

Huntington, C. (2006) ‘Rights Myopia in Child Welfare’. In UCLA Law ReviewISSN: 0041-5650 vol.53, pp637-699.

Jones, P. and Walker, G. (2011; Eds) Children's rights in practiceISBN: 9781849203807 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9781849203791 (hbk.) : £65.00; 1849203792 (hbk.) : £65.00; 1849203806 (pbk.) : £22.99. London: Sage.

Jones, P. and Welch, S. (2010) Rethinking children's rights : attitudes in contemporary societyISBN: 9781847063243 (pbk.) : £19.99; 9781441195401 (hbk.) : £65.00; 1441195408 (hbk.) : £65.00; 1847063241 (pbk.) : £19.99. London: Continuum Books.

Kehilly, M. J. (2013; Ed) Understanding childhood : a cross disciplinary approachISBN: 9781447305804 (pbk.) : £22.99. Bristol: Policy Press.

Main, G. and Bradshaw, J. (2016) ‘Child Poverty in the UK: Measures, Prevalence and Intra-Household Sharing’. In Critical social policy.ISSN: 0261-0183 vol.36 no.1 pp38-61.

Rees, G. and Main, G. (2015) Children’s Views on their Lives and Well-being in 15 Countries: A Report on the Children’s Worlds Survey, 2013-14. York: Children’s Worlds Project (ISCWeB). Available online from http://www.isciweb.org/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/10and12FullReport.pdf.  

Ruck, M. D. and Horn, S. S. (2008) ‘Charting the Landscape of Children’s Rights’. In The journal of social issues.ISSN: 0022-4537 vol.64 no.4 pp685-699.

UNICEF (2013) ‘Child Well-being in Rich Countries’. UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti Report Card 11. Florence: UNICEF. - Available online: https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/rc11_eng.pdf

UNICEF (nd) ‘Participation Rights: Having an Active Voice’. Available online from https://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Participation.pdf.

UNICEF (nd) ‘Protection Rights: Keeping Safe from Harm’. Available online from https://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Protection_list.pdf.

UNICEF (nd) ‘Survival and Development Rights: The Basic Rights to Life, Survival and Development of One’s Full Potential’. Available online from https://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Survival_Development.pdf.

Vandenhole, W., Desmet, E., Reynaert, D. and Lembrechts, S. (2015; Eds) Routledge international handbook of children's rights studies. Abingdon: Routledge.

This list was last updated on 18/01/2021