Children, Youth and Environments.
Vol 17, No.1 (2007)
ISSN 1546-2250

Pushing the Boundaries:
Critical International Perspectives on Child and Youth Participation

Special Issue

Guest Editors: Caitlin Cahill and Roger A. Hart


Caitlin Cahill and Roger A. Hart

Focus on Europe

Guest Editors: Barry Percy-Smith and Alison Clark

Focus on Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa

Guest Editor: Anita Harris

Focus on Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific

Guest Editor: Joachim Theis


Performance, Responsibility and Political Decision-Making: Child and Youth Participation in Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific (Editor’s Introduction)
[PDF Full Version (72 KB)]
Joachim Theis

From Performance to Practice: Changing the Meaning of Child Participation in China
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (111 KB)]
Andy West, Chen Xue Mei, Zhou Ye, Zhang Chun Na and Chen Qiang

Reports from the Field

Seen, Heard—and Forgotten? Participation by Young People in Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific in Events and Forum Preceding and Following the United Nations General Assembly Special Session for Children, 2002
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (60 KB)]
Judith Ennew, Yuli Hastadewi and Dominque Pierre Plateau

Negotiating Minimum Standards for Children’s Participation in Consultations
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (583 KB)]
Helen Veitch with Corazon Buala

Releasing the True Potential: Adolescent Participation in Mongolia
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (1.3 MB)]
Lois Lambert

Paving a Two-Way Street: Encouraging Children’s Participation in a Study on the Physical and Emotional Punishment of Children in Vietnam
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (380 KB)]
Dulamdary Enkhtor

Walking the Road Together: Issues and Challenges in Facilitating Children’s Participation in the Philippines
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (88 KB)]
Elizabeth P. Protacio-de Castro, Agnes Zenaida V. Camacho, Faye A.G. Balanon, Michelle G. Ong and Jay A. Yacat

Power Relationships and Adult Resistance to Children’s Participation
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (77 KB)]
Andy West

Focus on South and Central Asia

Guest Editors: Claire O’Kane and Ravi Karkara


Pushing the Boundaries: Critical Perspectives on the Participation of Children in South and Central Asia
(Editors' Introduction)
[PDF Full Version (69 KB)]
Claire O’Kane and Ravi Karkara

The Impact of Concepts of Childhood on Children’s Participation in Bhutanese Refugee Camps
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (143 KB)]
Rosalind Evans

Opportunities for Agency and Social Participation among Child Domestic Workers in Bangladesh
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (125 KB)]
Kari B. Jensen

Children’s Role in Humanizing Forced Evictions and Resettlements in Delhi
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (950 KB)]
Sudeshna Chatterjee

Reports from the Field

Supporting the Development of Children’s Groups and Networks in Afghanistan: Reflections on Practice and Possibilities
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (83 KB)]
Claire O’Kane

Children in the Driver’s Seat: Children Studying Their Transport and Mobility Problems
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (480 KB)]
P.J. Lolichen

The Child-to-Child Approach to Community and Health Development in South Asia
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (62 KB)]
Uma Pradhan

Focus on Japan

Guest Editor: Isami Kinoshita


Children’s Participation in Japan: An Overview of Municipal Strategies and Citizen Movements
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (413 KB)]
Isami Kinoshita

Reports from the Field

Establishing Opportunities for Children to Initiate Participatory Activities: The Kinshai Campus Project
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (666 KB)]
Tomonari Yamashita

Play Town Mini Sakura: Community Building with Children
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (573 KB)]
Momoko Nakamura

Project Summaries

Trends of Children’s Engagement with Housing and Community Environmental Issues in Japan
[PDF Full Version (27.2 KB)]
Naka Hirai and Aiko Okazaki

Children’s Participation in the Design of the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park
[PDF Full Version (20.6 KB)]
Yuji Yasueda, Bart Dewancker and Junko Harada

School Planning and Design with Children’s Participation: A Case Study of Shimoyama Elementary School
[PDF Full Version (67 KB)]
Kaname Yanagisawa

A Demonstration of the Potentials of Collaboration between University Students and Schoolchildren in Community Environmental Action
[PDF Full Version (26 KB)]
Fumiyo Murayama

Involving Nursery School Children in the Design Process of Play Structures
[PDF Full Version (113 KB)]
Ko Senda and Junji Kuwabara

Book Reviews

Growing Up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children’s Everyday Lives
by Cindi Katz

The World’s Youth: Adolescence in Eight Regions of the Globe
by Bradford Brown, R.W. Larson and T.S. Saraswathi, eds.

Discovering Child Poverty: The Creation of a Policy Agenda from 1800 to the Present
by Lucinda Platt

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