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Children and Political Philosophy: Ethics, Justice and the Liberal State

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 8 ­-10 September, 2014, Manchester

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This workshop aims to further the political philosophical discussion about children. Basic questions concern the moral and legal status of children in liberal societies. The particular status of children and childhood in theories of social ethics and concepts of justice is still widely neglected. In most cases justice is based on and designed for rational, ‚fully developed‘ adults, childhood is mainly viewed as a flawed preparatory stage and children as agents-to-be and the guiding principles as well as the used currencies of justice are not child-sensitive. There are increasing efforts to deal with these questions but more is needed to answer what justice for children can and should mean and how this could also influence the design of institutions and policies. An important issue concerns the complex and contentious relationship between children, their families and the state. Other related questions regard children´s rights, the justification of paternalism and perfectionism towards children and different conceptions of children´s autonomy and citizenship.

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