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Book reviews Book reviews Philip E. Veerman, The Rights of the Child and the Changing Image of Childhood, Martinus Nijhoff, 1992. 655 pages This is a sprawling and undisciplined book which for all its faults is an invaluable source. It excites and infuriates in turn. It is far too long and is not well-written. Its style betrays its source as a dissertation with points being hammered home didacti- cally and repeatedly. The penultimate chapter ('Summary and Conclusions'), as the clearest statement of the book's goals, should have been included as a preliminary explanation: only, I would suggest, here do we get insight into why Shye's model of the systemic quality of life has informed the author's work. And what are we to make of such slipshod errors as Compte (the father of sociology) or the statement that Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child stipu- lates that the child's best interests must be 'the' primary consideration in all actions concerning children (it actually states 'a primary consideration')? And why in a book of scholarship are Holt, Farson and Howard Cohen referred to with the pejorative expression 'Kiddie-Libber'? The book is thus far from an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Children's Rights Brill

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The International Journal of Children's Rights, Volume 2 (4): 429 – Jan 1, 1994

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Brill
Copyright
© 1994 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0927-5568
eISSN
1571-8182
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181894X00303
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Book reviews Philip E. Veerman, The Rights of the Child and the Changing Image of Childhood, Martinus Nijhoff, 1992. 655 pages This is a sprawling and undisciplined book which for all its faults is an invaluable source. It excites and infuriates in turn. It is far too long and is not well-written. Its style betrays its source as a dissertation with points being hammered home didacti- cally and repeatedly. The penultimate chapter ('Summary and Conclusions'), as the clearest statement of the book's goals, should have been included as a preliminary explanation: only, I would suggest, here do we get insight into why Shye's model of the systemic quality of life has informed the author's work. And what are we to make of such slipshod errors as Compte (the father of sociology) or the statement that Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child stipu- lates that the child's best interests must be 'the' primary consideration in all actions concerning children (it actually states 'a primary consideration')? And why in a book of scholarship are Holt, Farson and Howard Cohen referred to with the pejorative expression 'Kiddie-Libber'? The book is thus far from an

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Published: Jan 1, 1994

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