Towards a theory of children's participation

Thomas, Nigel orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5310-9144 (2007) Towards a theory of children's participation. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 15 (2). pp. 199-218. ISSN 0927-5568

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framework for understanding what we mean when we talk about ‘children’s participation’. It does this by mapping some of the territory denoted by ‘children’s participation’, reviewing some of the criticisms that have made of participatory practice, and looking at some ways of conceptualising the field using a combination of existing models and new concepts from political and social theory, in particular from the work of Young and Bourdieu.

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