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Child Citizenship and Agency as Shaped by Legal Obligations


Angela Campbell


McGill University - Faculty of Law

Mary Ellen Macdonald


McGill University

Suzanne Jackson


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marissa Carnevale


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Delphine Collin-Vezina


McGill University

Franco Carnevale


McGill University

November 1, 2011

Child and Family Law Quarterly, Forthcoming

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This article maintains that the legal recognition of obligations for children facilitates their recognition as citizens and agents when such obligations are understood from contextual and relational perspectives. Drawing primarily upon sources from Canada and the United States, the article advances this claim through a study of three separate settings. Part I examines the “child as student” and studies children’s obligations within schools. Part II considers the “street child” and the obligations and challenges children encounter when they live away from their families and communities. Part III contemplates the “child as bargainer” and focuses on obligations children assume when accessing, negotiating for, and acquiring services in their communities.

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Date posted: November 7, 2011  

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Campbell, Angela and Macdonald, Mary Ellen and Jackson, Suzanne and Carnevale, Marissa and Collin-Vezina , Delphine and Carnevale, Franco, Child Citizenship and Agency as Shaped by Legal Obligations (November 1, 2011). Child and Family Law Quarterly, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1952704

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Angela Campbell (Contact Author)
McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )
3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada
Mary Ellen Macdonald
McGill University ( email )
1001 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Canada
Suzanne Jackson
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Marissa Carnevale
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Delphine Collin-Vezina
McGill University ( email )
1001 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Canada
Franco Carnevale
McGill University ( email )
1001 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Canada
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