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Participation and the Role of Public Space: Our Space, Their Space and Myspace

Copeland, A. (2008) Participation and the Role of Public Space: Our Space, Their Space and Myspace. Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice, 2 (Art 4). pp. 1-28.

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Abstract

This article examines participatory rights as human rights and considers their importance to the lives of children and young people. It argues that a broad definition of participation needs to be used which takes us from 'round tables' to understanding that young people participate in many different ways. It points out that failure to recognise and respect the many varied ways that children and young people choose to participate results in a breach of their human rights. It shows how our socio-legal system operates to permit and support these breaches of the rights of children and young people, resulting in their alienation from civic society.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Faculty of Law of the University of Technology and UTSepress
Copyright: Faculty of Law of the University of Technology and UTSepress
Publishers Website: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/pu...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12948
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