The contributions are structured around the main themes: notions of children's citizenship; constructions of childhood and children's experiences and legislation and policy. In each chapter the authors present complex issues in an accessible way, helping readers to understand notions of children's citizenship that embedded in contemporary debates.
Children and Citizenship is an important and timely book that provides a much needed discussion of children's citizenship and rights, placing proper emphasis on the importance of understanding key theoretical issues and different traditions of (adult) citizenship and including them in contemporary debates about children. Further it makes in-depth examination of how specific images of childhood are embedded in legislation and includes examination of children's experience. It will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate students across a wide number of disciplines, including health, social work, childhood studies, youth studies, education, social policy, together with policy-makers and practitioners in allied areas.