Multidisciplinary perspectives on the child’s voice in public policy

Edited by Ruth Lister, posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 8, supplementary issue 4, in 2020

This supplementary issue explores the nature and role of children’s voice in public policy from multidisciplinary perspectives. The insights from this issue form part of the evidence base of the British Academy’s Childhood Policy Programme, which aims to utilise the research and insights from the social sciences, humanities, and the arts to address issues of fragmentation, inconsistency, and ineffectiveness in childhood policy across the UK.

Individuals who are interested in contributing a think piece to this issue of the Journal of the British Academy should in the first instance submit a short abstract of their planned paper (up to 300 words), including details of the disciplinary perspective of children’s voice that would be covered, to the Childhood Policy Programme team at childhood@thebritishacademy.ac.uk. Any enquiries can also be sent to this email address.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April.

Articles

Multidisciplinary perspectives on the child's voice in public policy: an introduction
Nicola Berkley and Ruth Lister
Journal of the British Academy, volume 8, supplementary issue 4, pp. 1-6, posted 28 September 2020.

Hearing the child's voice: a philosophical account
David Archard
Journal of the British Academy, volume 8, supplementary issue 4, pp. 7-15, posted 28 September 2020.

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