The Relationship Rights of Children
By (author) James G. Dwyer
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Relationship Rights of Children by James G. Dwyer
Book DescriptionThis book presents a sustained theoretical analysis of what rights children should possess in connection with state decision making about their personal relationships which the state does in numerous aspects of family law, including paternity, adoption, custody and visitation, termination of parental rights, and grandparent visitation. It examines the nature and normative foundation of adults' rights in connection with relationships among themselves and then assesses the extent to which the moral principles underlying adults' rights apply also to children. It concludes that the law should ascribe to children rights equivalent (though not identical) to those which adults enjoy, and this would require substantial changes in the way the legal system treats children, including a reformation of the rules for establishing legal parent-child relationships at birth and of the rules for deciding whether to end a parent-child relationship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521862240
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James G. Dwyer
Moral Status and Human Life, Paperback (July 2013)
This work of applied moral philosophy develops a comprehensive account of how adults as moral agents ascribe moral status to beings.
Relationship Rights of Children, Paperback (May 2011)
This book is a philosophical analysis of children's rights with regard to the legal system.
Vouchers within Reason, Hardback (November 2001)
Observing the storm of recent debates around school vouchers, James G. Dwyer concludes that the welfare of children has been routinely subordinated to the interests and supposed rights of various groups of adults-parents, teachers, taxpayers, and...
Religious Schools v. Children's Rights, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by James G. Dwyer
Despair over the reported inadequacies of public education leads many people to consider religious schools as an alternative. James G. Dwyer demonstrates, however, that religious schooling is almost completely unregulated and that common pedagogical...
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Author Biography - James G. Dwyer
James G. Dwyer received his JD degree from Yale Law School and a PhD in philosophy from Stanford University. He taught at the University of Wyoming School of Law and Chicago-Kent School of Law. He has worked as an attorney in law firms in Washington, DC and as a law guardian representing children in family court in upstate New York. He has published several articles and book chapters on children's rights in law journals such as The California Law Review and the North Carolina Law Review. He has written two books - Religious Schools v. Children's Rights and Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform.
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