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Child Citizenship and Agency as Shaped by Legal Obligations

Child and Family Law Quarterly, Forthcoming

24 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2011  

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

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Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1952704

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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