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Title:Theorising children's rights as a multi- and interdisciplinary field of study
Author:Songca, R.ISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (ISSN 0010-4051)
Volume:45
Issue:3
Pages:365-388
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:children's rights
AIDS
interdisciplinary studies
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC133833
Abstract:In this paper, the author advocates the use of multi-disciplinary approaches to meet the demands of the many societal problems in South Africa today. He argues in particular that children's rights and related issues escape disciplinary classification and inadvertently place researchers between the disciplines. For instance, children's rights in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic are too complex to be resolved by applying the subject knowledge of a single discipline or approach, such as the legal framework. The author looks at how legal, cultural, political and socio-economic frameworks can 'collaborate' to tackle the many 'tentacles' produced by the pandemic. Accordingly, the author proposes the use of multi- and interdisciplinary approaches in understanding and interpreting the human rights of children. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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