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Jenny Wood published on children’s outdoor play

Posted: December 12, 2017 at 11:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Jenny Wood has recently published her research article ‘What difference do rights make?: Decentering the governance of children’s outdoor play in Scotland and Wales’ in Narratives, Resistance and Contestation.

Local government services are generally considered either child or universal. Town planning falls into the latter category, and neglecting the land use needs of children is common practice. This chapter brings this to the fore, to explore how elite narratives have framed how children should be provided for, and how local government actors interpret, resist and/or use their own narratives to steer their practise. By taking a rights-based perspective, it draws on policy analysis and interviews with practitioners in Scotland and Wales to ask whether children’s rights help construct shared narratives that aid collaboration between child and non-child services.

Wood, J 2017, What difference do rights make?: Decentering the governance of children’s outdoor play in Scotland and Wales. in M Bevir, K McKee & P Matthews (eds), Decentring Urban Governance : Narratives, Resistance and Contestation. Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy, Routledge, pp. 89-114.

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