What's wrong with children's rights

By Guggenheim, Martin

Publishers Summary:
""Children's rights": the phrase has been a legal battle cry for twenty-five years. But as this provocative book by a nationally renowned expert on children's legal standing argues, it is neither possible nor desirable to isolate children from the interests of their parents, or those of society as a whole."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-67401-721-4
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2005.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on May 2, 2005

"As deeply as I've always thought of myself as a children's advocate, much of what I read and hear being advocated in furtherance of children's rights seems to me misguided," writes Guggenheim (The Rights of Families, The Rights of Young People). In this well-argued treatise, the veteran lawyer and children's rights activist takes a stand against children's rights policies that undermine parental authority. Why, he asks, should judges and lawyers be allowed to determine what's best for a child and not the child's parents? After a short introduction to the history of children's rights, he e...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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