Seminar: Children’s rights, citizenship and critical realism

Please join us for the second seminar in the series ‘Childhood, rights, research ethics and critical realism: New ways to research childhood’ with Priscilla Alderson, Professor Emerita of Childhood Studies, Institute of Education

Children’s rights, citizenship and critical realism 

11th February 2014 (NB. Date has changed from original announcement), 5.30-7.30

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London

Do universal rights really exist, or are rights simply local ideas that vary in time and place? When do ‘human’ rights begin in life? Do they gradually develop up towards adulthood, or can babies have human rights and be citizens? How can critical realist concepts of being and knowing, and of the four planes of social being, inform research about rights and citizenship?

To register for the seminar and for more information contact Rachel Rosen: