Charting the landscape of children's rights

Martin D. Ruck, Stacey S. Horn

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This issue of the Journal of Social Issues presents current theory, research, and methodological considerations pertaining to "Young People's Perspectives on the Rights of the Child." The following brief introduction charts the landscape of children's rights by outlining the purpose and goals of the issue, provides a short historical overview on the topic, sets the context for the individual articles, and highlights the recurring themes making up this issue of JSI. The authors of the articles in this issue extend current knowledge and thinking on the topic of children rights and also set the foundation for future empirical work, practice, and policy pertaining to children's rights and rights-focused research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-699
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Issues
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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