Children and politics

  title={Children and politics},
  author={Nigel Patrick Thomas},
  • N. Thomas
  • Published 22 April 2013
  • Political Science
Children’s relation to politics can be understood in a variety of different ways, including the impact of politics on children, the political rights and status of children, children’s understanding of politics, and children’s involvement in political activity. Several academic disciplines have shown an interest in these topics at different times. In the 1960s children and politics tended to be the province of political sociologists and psychologists, using a lens of socialization theory; more… Expand
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