REPRESENTING CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES

Grant number: IN160100039 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project intends to expand Australian knowledge and understanding about how children appear in politics, thus shaping public discussions about key social, cultural, health and national security policies. The project plans to investigate how children are represented in Australian political controversies: specifically, the 2008 Northern Territory Emergency Response and the ongoing debates about children in immigration detention. Through this, the project intends to demonstrate how politics is transformed by representative claims about children. By examining these claims and their impact on political decisions, this project seeks to develop an explicitly political account of childhood and e..

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