Children, Family and the State

Decision-Making and Child Participation

  • Nigel Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 202-242

About this book


This study of children's participation in decisions about their care draws on recent work in sociology and anthropology, psychology and legal philosophy in order to understand this challenging area of social life. It also reports on original and groundbreaking research into children's views of decision-making processes. The book has important theoretical implications and important lessons for social welfare policy and practice. It will be of interest to those involved in childhood studies or in qualitative research methods, as well as in social welfare provision.


childhood children participation psychology sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Nigel Thomas
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  1. 1.University of WalesSwanseaUK

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