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ERIC Number: EJ549534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Children, Individualism and Community. Review of "The Missing Child in Liberal Theory: Towards a Covenant Theory of Family, Community, Welfare and the Civic State" by John O'Neill.
Qvortrup, Jens
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v4 n3 p359-68 Aug 1997
Asserts that O'Neill's book is excellent critique of liberalism and its neglect of children, but that suggestions for implementing covenant theory (rather than contract theory) as the basis for societal thinking and policy-making, although appealing, are problematic; paradoxically, in order to re-establish close relations between people, calls upon a universal mediator in the form of the state. (EV)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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