This accessible and authoritative book provides the first systematic overview of the global children's rights movement. It introduces both beginners and experts to child and youth rights in all their theoretical, historical, cultural, political, and practical complexity. In the process, the book examines key controversies about globalization, cultural relativism, social justice, power, economics, politics, freedom, ageism, and more. Combining vivid examples with cutting-edge scholarship, Children's Rights: Today's Global Challenge lifts up the rights of the youngest third of humanity as the major human rights challenge of the twenty-first century.
About the Author
John Wall is professor of religion, philosophy, and childhood studies at Rutgers University. He helped to start the first North American doctoral studies program in childhood studies, chaired the Childhood Studies and Religion Group at the American Academy of Religion, and serves on the boards of the Journal of Childhood and Religion and International Journal of Children's Rights. He is author or co-editor of several books, including Ethics in Light of Childhood and Children and Armed Conflict.