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Re-Understanding the Child's Right to Identity : On Belonging, Responsiveness and Hope

Re-Understanding the Child's Right to Identity : On Belonging, Responsiveness and Hope
Re-Understanding the Child's Right to Identity
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On Belonging, Responsiveness and Hope
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  • Re-understanding the Child's Right to Identity: On Belonging, Responsiveness and Hope -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Prologue -- Acknowledgements -- A Note on Style -- Permissions -- 1 Re-understanding the Right to Identity as a Right to Belonging -- I Introduction -- II The Rationale for Re-understanding the Right to Identity -- 1 Facilitating the Development of an Authentic Self-Actualizing Individual -- 2 Does Legal Recognition of an Individualized Identity Imply Endorsement of a Traditional Liberal Individualist Ethos? -- 3 Is Public Recognition of the Child's Individualized Identity Necessary in the Children's Rights Era? -- 4 How Can Law Protect not only the Child's Right 'to Become' but also His Right 'to Be'? -- 5 Culture as a Context of Personal Meaning -- Beyond Cultural Sensitivity -- III International Law -- 1 Specific References to Identity in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child -- 2 The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms -- 3 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Overall Picture -- IV Identity is Two Cases -- 1 The Judges' Narratives -- 2 Counter-Narratives -- V Conclusion -- 2 Responsiveness to Children and Law's Healing Power -- I Introduction -- II Responsiveness to Children's Suffering, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Path Blazed by Emmanuel Levinas -- Healing the Law and Widening the Scope of Interdisciplinarity -- Responsiveness and Responsibility -- III Is There a Cure to the Universal Phenomenon of Denying Children's Suffering? -- Denial of Suffering as a Tool to Preserve the Status Quo -- Translating Responsiveness into Legal Norms -- IV How Can Protecting Children Actualize Democracy's Unique Potential? -- Intervention: At What Price? -- V What Should Be the Principal Aim of State Action on Behalf of the Suffering Child?
  • Which Takes Precedence? Justice, Truth, or Preventing Abuse? -- VI How Can We Respond to the Child's Suffering through the Best Interests Principle? -- From Pseudoobjectivity to Intersubjectivity -- On Helping Professionals Overcoming the Limitations of Theoretical Knowledge -- Re-understanding the Best Interests of the Child -- The Brown Ruling - A Forerunner of Therapeutic Jurisprudence? -- Acknowledging Our Subjectivity -- VII More on Responding to the Child's Experience in a Multicultural Society -- Protecting Minority Identities -- More on Protecting a Unique Individualized Identity -- How May We Implement Our Understandings? -- VIII Conclusion -- 3 Children's Identity: Constructing Memory through Law and Its Responsiveness to Children -- I Introduction -- II Alienation, Children's Experience and Doctrinal Thinking -- III Self-Constructing Identity and Remembering as Dynamic Processes -- IV Authoring Memory through Law and the Challenge of Psychological Mindedness -- V Struggling over Memory -- VI Protecting the Family Lives of Children from Disadvantaged Homes -- A Language of Comprehensive Protection from All Harm -- How State Action to Protect Children Can Miss Their Needs -- Politics of Unrecognition and the Invisibility of Children's Experiences -- Fostering Children's Self-Actualization While Protecting Them -- How Can Children's Counter-Narratives Reconstruct Children's Rights Discourse? -- How Can We Humanize Young Offenders? -- VII Conclusion -- 4 The Child's Right to Be Oneself -- I Introduction -- II Neglect of the Need 'to Be' and a Preoccupation with Material Progress -- III Protecting the Child's Need to Be a Spiritually Authentic Being -- IV Postmodernism and the Need to Be One's Self within a Committed Family that Offers the Child Values -- V Conclusion
  • 5 The Courage to Hope and Protecting Children's Sense of Belonging: The Case of Child Protection -- I Introduction -- II On Skepticism and Reality -- III On Social Responsibility and the Public Response to Children at Risk and Their Families -- IV Conclusion -- Endnote -- Bibliography -- Index
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