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Roger Hart and Michael Schwab

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Children’s Rights and the Building of Democracy: A Dialogue on the International Movement for Children’s Participation

Children are engaged in community environmental action and policy work around the world. Schwab and Roger Hart provide a heartening and incisive account of this trend, from the movement of street children in Brazil, which resulted in a plethora of national policies for children, to children’s urban planning in France and Italy, where young people are beginning to constitute themselves as a force within city governance, environmental planning, and social policy. The authors grapple with questions about whether this activity constitutes a “children’s movement.”

alternative education, Brazil, children’s rights, Colombia, democracy, Philippines, social movements, United Kingdom, youth and politics

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 24, No. 3 (1997): 177-191