Publication
Title
A future of mess, confusion and complexity? Linking childrens rights and knowledge management in a critical research agenda beyond 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Author
Abstract
This chapter uses the momentum of 25 years of the crc to address two interrelated dilemmas at the heart of the current childrens rights debate: (1) the inherent complexity of childrens rights, which militates against a shared understanding of social problems and their solutions, and (2) the fragmentation of knowledge, which prevents better outcomes in a society where we are information rich and time poor. To that end, the chapter initiates a dialogue between two research fields that have so far only seldom been connected childrens rights and knowledge management (km). The chapter gives some insights into how our knowledge on childrens rights, and the mechanisms at play around it, could become better equipped to address the mess, confusion and complexity of our present reality. It shows how different knowledge actors in the field of childrens rights could benefit from know-how in the field of km, while at the same time offer innovative approaches to km on how to give children a meaningful role in such processes As such, the chapter hopes to launch an openended discussion on the challenges and opportunities of connecting both paradigms, as well as to offer a refreshing perspective on conventional ways of understanding childrens rights.
Language
English
Source (book)
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: taking stock after 25 years and looking ahead / Liefaard, T. [edit.]; et al.
Source (series)
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online
Publication
Leiden : Brill , 2016
ISBN
978-90-04-29505-6
Volume/pages
p. 489-512
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
VABB-SHW
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Creation 05.04.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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