Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach

Challenges and Prospects

  • Daniel Stoecklin
  • Jean-Michel Bonvin

Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jean-Michel Bonvin, Daniel Stoecklin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Claudio Baraldi, Vittorio Iervese
    Pages 43-65
  4. Dominique Golay, Dominique Malatesta
    Pages 109-130
  5. Karl Hanson, Michele Poretti, Frédéric Darbellay
    Pages 233-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-293

About this book


This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children’s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children’s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children’s agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective, child participation, evolving capabilities, and citizenship. The volume highlights important issues that have to be taken into account for the implementation of human rights and the development of peoples’ capabilities. The focus on children’s capabilities along a rights-based approach is an inspiring perspective that researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights would like to deepen.


A liberal perspective on young people and citizenship Child participation in children’s parliament Children’s right studies Contextualizing children’s rights Cross-fertilizing childrens’s rights Growing up in contexts of vulnerability Observing capabilities and functionings Participation of children in care in assessment process Transforming children’s rights into real freedom Understanding the institutionalized "youth land”

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Stoecklin
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Bonvin
    • 2
  1. 1.University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB)SionSwitzerland
  2. 2.Univ. of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9090-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9091-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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