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Author Fives, Allyn, author

Title Evaluating parental power : an exercise in pluralist political theory / Allyn Fives
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Social and political power
Social and political power.
Contents Cover; Evaluating parental power; Contents; List of tables ; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: philosophy, power, and parents; Part I: Paternalism and its limits; 1 Paternalism; 2 Caretaker or liberator?; Part II: Conceptual and methodological issues; 3 Moral dilemmas; 4 Children's agency; 5 Parental power; 6 Normative legitimacy; Part III: The moral legitimacy of parental power; 7 Legitimacy in the political domain and in the family; 8 Licensing, monitoring, and training parents; 9 Children and the provision of informed consent
10 Sharing lives, shaping values, and voluntary civic educationConclusion; References; Index
Summary When and for what reasons does parents' power have legitimacy? And how do we rationally justify such normative evaluations? These are the questions posed in this book. In doing so, a number of specific case studies are examined in detail and an argument is made for a pluralist approach both to the conceptualisation of power and to its normative evaluation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 19, 2017)
Subject Children's rights.
Parent and child.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526118807 (electronic bk.)
1526118815 (ePub ebook)
9781526118806 (electronic bk.)
9781526118813 (ePub ebook)