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date: 02 June 2020

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This chapter surveys the field of feminist legal theory (FLT) as a discipline in conversation, and in some ways allied, with children’s rights. After briefly reviewing the development of feminist legal theory, the chapter explores relevant debates among feminists and then discusses several feminist legal critiques and methods of relevance to children’s rights. The chapter ends by considering ways in which feminist legal theory and children’s rights are in conversation and by exploring the potential for newer variants of feminist legal theory to suggest new directions in children’s rights strategies.

Keywords: feminist legal theory, children’s rights, formal and substantive equality, intersectionality, private and public spheres, liberal theory, neoliberalism, social justice

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